ISSOL – The International Astrobiology Society and Bioastronomy (IAU C51)
Joint International Conference
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After the XVth International Conference on the Origins of Life (Florence, Italy, August 2008) and Bioastronomy 2007 (Porto-Rico , July 2007), ISSOL – the International Astrobiology Society and Bioastronomy (Commission 51 of the International Astronomical Union) have decided to join their triennial meetings and to hold their first combined international conference (Origins 2011) in Montpellier (France) in July 2011.
The main goal of this conference is to bring together scientists from all over the world to share their newest results and insights into the wide field of the origin of life and its occurrence in the Universe.
This meeting will integrate the broader interests and techniques of astronomy, planetology, geology, chemistry, biology and also history of sciences to have a wide understanding of the topic. It will start from the formation of our Solar System up to the origin and evolution of living systems with an opportunity to generate a context for exploration in our Solar System and observation of extrasolar planetary systems.
This conference will provide an opportunity for astronomers, biologists, chemists, geologists, planetary scientists, and those from other disciplines to meet and discuss research of mutual interest for addressing the question of the origin and evolution of life on this planet and elsewhere in the universe.
We are looking forward seeing you in Montpellier!
Muriel Gargaud Robert Pascal
Chairs of the Local Organizing Committee
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