DURING THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2021-2022, THE EUROPEAN ASTROBIOLOGY INSTITUTE (EAI) WILL OFFER THE EAI ACADEMY, WHICH CONSISTS OF A SERIES OF 16 DIDACTIC TALKS ON THE TOPICS: «TRIPS TO THE OUTER SOLAR SYSTEM»; «HABITABILITY OF EXOPLANETS»; «LIFE IN THE DARK» AND» COEVOLUTION OF PLANETARY GEOSPHERES, ATMOSPHERES AND BIOSPHERES».
The seminars will be offered for free and will be streamed online via zoom every two weeks on Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. CET (starting October 13, 2021). Each session will include a 30-40 minute didactic talk given by an expert. The talk will be followed by about 20 minutes of questions and answers.
The sessions will be hosted by the Center for Astrobiology (CAB)
The CAB will deliver a certificate of participation to those who attend at least 10 seminars. The audience registration will take place, during each session, in the zoom session chat where each member of the audience will include their full name, institution and email for our registration. The individual final certificate will include each of the seminars the applicant has attended.
The seminars will be recorded and made available permanently on the CAB YouTube channel.
Course details (confirmed dates, and abstracts) will be announced here in due course:
Join us at the EAI Academy seminars! These seminars will provide a framework to meet online with the European astrobiology community and to acquire inter-disciplinary knowledge through a series of seminars given by experts in these fields.
The list of speakers and expected dates is the following:
- Armando Azua-Bustos, CAB (Spain), “Is Mars too dry for life as we know it?”, October 13th, 2021
- David Barrado Navascués, CAB (Spain), “Planetary systems beyond the Solar System”, October 27th, 2021
- Hunter Waite, South West Research Institute (US), (icy moons), November 10th, 2021
- Tilman Spohn, ISSI/DLR (Switzerland/Germany), (plate tectonics), November 24th, 2021
- Giovanni Vladilo, University of Trieste (Italy), “Defining planetary habitability with the aid of climate models”, December 8th, 2021
- José A. Caballero, CAB (Spain), “Exoplanet biomarkers”, January 12th, 2022
- Victor Rivilla, CAB (Spain), “The Pathway to Prebiotic Chemistry: molecular precursors from space”, January 26th, 2022
- Charity Philips-Lander, South West Research Institute (US), (lava caves), February 9th, 2022
- Olga Prieto-Ballesteros, CAB (Spain), “Deciphering Ocean Worlds in the lab”, February 23rd, 2022
- Diana Northup, University of New Mexico (US), “Microbial life in lava caves: astrobiological implications”, March 9th, 2022
- Amri Wandel, University of Jerusalem (Israel), “Liquid water on Exoplanets and the Habitable Zone”, March 23rd, 2022
- Jan Amend, University of Southern California (US), (life in the sub-seafloor), April 6th, 2022
- Anna Neubeck, Uppsala University (Sweden), (hydrothermal systems – life in the dark), April 20th, 2022
- Olivier Mousis, CNRS (France), (outer solar system formation and evolution), May 4th, 2022
- Doris Breuer, DLR (Germany), (evolution of Mars), May 18th, 2022
- Victor Parro, CAB (Spain), “Life inside the rocks: microbial diversity and metabolisms in the deep subsurface”, June 1st, 2022