Summer School: Impacts and their role in the evolution of Life

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Summer School: Impacts and their role in the evolution of Life

Summer school “Impacts and their role in the evolution of Life” (Saaremaa, Estonia, 25 July – 3 August)

This school will give attendees a thorough introduction into impacts, impactors, and the role of impacts in the evolution of life.

Apart from lectures, poster presentations, student-led discussions, several practical exercises including:

• Search for meteorite fragments
• Microscopy of pollen in order to assess the ecological consequences of impacts
• Petrographic microscopy of impactites
• Electrometric and georadar mapping of impact sites
• Excavation into the boundary layer between the ejecta blanket and the glacial till

as well as excursions to other geologically interesting sites are planned.The website for the summer school can be found here:

The deadline for applications is the 30th April 2017. Please forward this announcement to possibly interested students and early career scientists.

Bursaries are available for students and scientists from the Universities of Tartu, Turku, Tallinn, Vilnius, Porto, Utrecht, Bordeaux, Iceland, Stockholm and the Open University.

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