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Frontiers of Sciences IV, 16th March 2019

Posted by on Dec 10, 2018 in News | 1 comment

Frontiers of Sciences IV, 16th March 2019

Details of the upcoming Frontiers of Sciences meeting as follows: Frontiers of Sciences IV Date: 16th March 2019 Venue: KPMG LLP, 1 Sovereign Square, Leeds, LS1 4DA Time: arrival 10.30 for an 11.00 start   11:00-11:45 Prof Christine H Foyer, University of Leeds, UK: Antioxidants and Redox Sensing Mechanisms 11:45-12.30 Dr Klara A Capova, Durham University, UK: “What is life? Where do we come from?” The increasing role of astrobiology in the shaping of the European popular worldview. 12:30-13:00 Coffee Break 13:00-13:45 Frances Westall, CNRS-Centre de Biophysique Moléculaire, France: Volcanic...

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Workshop: Environmental Ethics and Value in the Age of Exoplanets

Posted by on Sep 26, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Workshop: Environmental Ethics and Value in the Age of Exoplanets

Registration is now open for the workshop “Environmental Ethics and Value in the Age of Exoplanets”, October 6 2018 at St Andrews. This is an interdisciplinary workshop. In it we’ll be working toward the production of an output: an essay that (1) lays out the central problems of environmental ethics relating to space science and exploration and (2) outlines how people from different disciplines can work together on answering them. The invited speakers are: Charles Cockell (University of Edinburgh), Tony Milligan (King’s College London), and Jacob Haqq-Misra (Blue...

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Astrobiology/Extreme Biology Position, Edinburgh

Posted by on Sep 15, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Astrobiology/Extreme Biology Position, Edinburgh

To support the next generation of academic research and innovation leaders, the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Edinburgh proposes to appoint up to 10 new Chancellor’s Fellows. The School of Physics and Astronomy is leading on the recruitment of Fellows in the area of Extreme Conditions/Astrobiology Specifically, the School expects a key output from the Chancellor’s Fellowships to be closer links to the Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions and the UK Centre for Astrobiology, bringing new projects with industry that will create significant opportunities for...

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European Astrobiology Institute (EAI)

Posted by on Jul 25, 2018 in News | 0 comments

European Astrobiology Institute (EAI)

In addition to the long-standing “European Astrobiology Network Association (EANA)”, several new European networking initiatives have been launched over the last years, such as the COST Action “Origins and Evolution of Life on Earth in the Universe” (http://www.life-origins.com/), the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership “European Astrobiology Campus” (http://astrobiology-campus.eu/) and the FP7 project “AstRoMap”. The European astrobiology community has thus gained in maturity and coordination. To build on this momentum and take European Research in astrobiology to a higher level the launch of a...

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Environmental Ethics and Value in the Age of Exoplanets

Posted by on Jul 12, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Environmental Ethics and Value in the Age of Exoplanets

Should we worry about preserving other planets’ environments? Should we consider asteroid-based minerals ours for the taking? These issues and more to be discussed at “Environmental Ethics and Value in the Age of Exoplanets”. These questions will be explored in an interdisciplinary workshop to be held at the University of St Andrews on 6 October 2018. We will be working toward the production of an output: an essay that (1) lays out the central problems of environmental ethics relating to space science and exploration and (2) outlines how people from different disciplines...

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STFC-ASB Astrobiology Summer School 2-6 September 2018

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018 in News | 0 comments

STFC-ASB Astrobiology Summer School 2-6 September 2018

The Astrobiology Society of Britain is hosting an STFC-supported Summer School for new PhD students with an interest in Astrobiology. The School will be hosted by the UK Centre for Astrobiology at the University of Edinburgh. The Summer School is aimed at STFC-funded postgraduate students who will be beginning their PhD studies in the autumn of 2018. A programme of talks and workshops will give an overview of astrobiology and astrobiology-related  research in the UK. Students will receive introductory talks in a wide range of topics and workshops in outreach, academic skills and some...

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