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 (Madrid time). 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 Centro de Astrobiología (CAB). If you wish to be included in the EAI-Academy email distribution list to receive the zoom link and meeting access code, please write your full name, institutional affiliation and contact email here, before the 31st October 2021.
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.
Additionally, the University of Tartu will award 3 ECTS and a digitally stamped certificate to those that attend a minimum of 10 lectures and complete either a short review of the topic of his/her own choosing from the list of the EAI Academy lecture series or create a Wikipedia entry about a subject of their choice covered by the seminar, and peer-review one home assignment by a fellow participant. Those in the audience who request credits must register for the continuing learning program at the University of Tartu: https://www.is.ut.ee/pls/ois/!tere.tulemast?leht=OK.AR.ID&id_ay_toimumine=66611&systeemi_seaded=10,2,12,1&sessioon=0 and also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, providing their contact information (Name, Country of Residence, affiliation) before the 31st October 2021.
NOTE: THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE ADMITTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF TARTU COURSE IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 40 PEOPLE AND THE LIMIT HAS NOW BEEN REACHED.
At the EAI Academy we have about 150-190 participants per seminar that come from more than 30 countries all over the world. This makes the every EAI Academy seminar a virtual classroom for astrobiology learning and networking with the astrobiology community.
Join us at the EAI Academy seminars!
October 13th, 2021
Is Mars too dry for life as we know it?
South West Research Institute (USA)
October 27th, 2021
What we learned about Enceladus using Cassini Mass Spectrometry
David Barrado Navascués
November 10th, 2021
Planetary systems beyond the Solar System
November 24th, 2021
Could Earth have Desert and Ocean Planet Siblings with Plate Tectonics?
University of Trieste (Italy)
December 8th, 2021
Defining planetary habitability with the aid of climate models
José A. Caballero
January 12th, 2022
January 26th, 2022
The Pathway to Prebiotic Chemistry: molecular precursors from space
South West Research Institute (USA)
February 9th, 2022
Searching for evidence of life on subterranean Mars: Prospects and Challenges
February 23rd, 2022
Deciphering Ocean Worlds in the lab
University of New Mexico (USA)
March 9th, 2022
Microbial life in lava caves: astrobiological implications
University of Jerusalem (Israel)
March 23rd, 2022
Liquid water on Exoplanets and the Habitable Zone
University of Southern California (USA)
April 6th, 2022
The Marine Deep-Subsurface Biosphere
Uppsala University (Sweden)
April 20th, 2022
Hydrothermal systems - life in the dark
May 4th, 2022
(outer solar system formation and evolution)
May 18th, 2022
What Mars can teach us about the habitability of terrestrial planets
June 1st, 2022