Sede donde se gestiona
Lugar de impartición
Santander - Península de la Magdalena (Hall Real)
DirecciónRory Barnes Assistant Professor in the Department of Astronomy
Astrobiology Program at the University of Washington, USAJosé Miguel Mas HesseDirector del Centro de Astrobiología (CSIC-INTA)
SecretaríaCarlos Briones LlorenteCentro de Astrobiología CSIC-INTA, Spain
Descripción de la actividad
EL CURSO SE IMPARTIRÁ ÍNTEGRAMENTE EN INGLÉS
The XIV International School in Astrobiology will examine how Earth analog environments inform humanity's search for extraterrestrial life. The School will provide an interdisciplinary examination of the chemical, physical and geological properties of potential extraterrestrial habitats and an in-depth description and analysis of sites on Earth with similar characteristics. In particular, lectures and activities will consider icy satellites, rocky planets in the Solar System, extreme Earth environments, and terrestrial exoplanets.
Earth has a wide diversity of environments and while many are hostile to humans and the life we encounter on a daily basis, they are nonetheless habitats for many types of "extreme" forms of life. From brine channels in sea ice to acidic hot springs or the driest deserts, Earth-based life has found a way to grow, thrive and survive. This adaptability inspires astrobiologists to broaden the search for life in the universe to environments previously thought inhospitable. This year's School will explore the diverse environments of Earth that may resemble environments on Mars, Europa and beyond. The intellectual connections the students develop at this School will facilitate interdisciplinary research that brings the groundbreaking discovery of life beyond Earth within our grasp.