Scientific programme

Presentations concerning the following topics are encouraged:

  • Physical and chemical processes under star and planet formation
  • Formation of complex molecules in space, planetary and satellite atmospheres
  • Before and after the Last Common Universal Ancestor: Early evolution of life
  • Meteorites as probes for understanding the Early Solar System
  • Comets and the early history of the Solar System
  • Geological conditions for prebiotic chemistry
  • Early Universe, early Earth and the origin of life: Evolution of concepts in history and philosophy
  • Borderline between chemistry and biology
  • Scientific misconceptions: case studies in astrobiology

Two special sessions:

  • Archean and Paleoproterozoic phosphorous cycle and phosphorites
  • Water on Mars and its implications to habitability of the Red Planet