Life and Space 2022

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Conference is now live!

Between 2-4 of December 2022
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Life and Space Conference!
Hosted online by
Polish Astrobiology Society

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Prebiotic chemistry

In this session, we will discuss how organic compounds are formed and self-organize, further allowing the formation of a network of interactions that can lead to the origin of life on Earth and possibly elsewhere.

Extremophiles

Extremophiles determine the physical limits of life on Earth. In this session, we will discuss adaptations to the most extreme environments the what they can tell us about the prospect of life elsewhere.

Origin of life and evolution

The evidence is overwhelming that all life on Earth has evolved from common ancestors in an unbroken chain since its origin. In this session, we will discuss the characteristics of the common ancestor and the major evolutionary process that lead to the growing complexity of life on earth.

Biosignatures

In the biosignatures session, we will focus on detecting substances (element, isotopes, molecules, etc.) or phenomenons that provide scientific evidence of past or present life.

Planetary Sciences

This session will integrate all aspects of the scientific study of planets and their planetary systems, from astronomy to geology. We will discuss concepts such as habitability or the potential for life in the past, both in our Solar System and beyond.

Synthestic biology

Synthetic biology is a multidisciplinary area of ​​research that seeks to create new biological parts, devices, and systems or to redesign systems that are already found in nature. These efforts can help understand the origin of life and enable human space exploration in which biological systems will complement classical engineering.

Artificial intelligence in Search for life

We invite you to our fascinating panel about the use of artificial intelligence in search for life. We’ve invited experts who will discuss what kind of equipment is used and what signs are we looking for to find potential life, as well as experts from the satellite industry, machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms. This exciting variety will undoubtfully fruit in a very interesting discussion that will go smoothly from the theoretical background to actual modern usage. As always, there will also be a Q&A part, to which we invite all of you! This is a unique opportunity to dispel your doubts and ask questions. We hope we will see you there!

Human Space Exploration

This session will encompass the humanistic aspects of astrobiology, unifying such subjects as space medicine, space architecture, space law, simulated space missions, and other topics that concern human presence in space.

Astrochemistry and detection of organic molecules

Gathering spectroscopic information from observatories and recreating cosmic conditions in laboratories, astrochemistry allows building models of cosmic chemistry. In this session, we will discuss the composition and reactions of atoms, molecules, and ions in space. 

Space education

Road to space starts in school. Proper education is necessary to reach the heavens and it is absolutely vital to build a teams of experts that will ensure safety and prosperity for future astronauts and space colonists. During this session we discuss the state, future and role of education in human space exploration. The most important question that will be asked is “what can we do to fix the system”?

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Polish Astrobiology Society was founded in 2020 by a group of researchers, students and space enthusiasts fascinated by the origins of life and exploration of space in search for living organisms. We focus on science communication, building interdisciplinary research collaborations and sharing our knowledge with younger generations.

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