Astrobiology 2017

Training School

About the Training School

The training school will cover the basics of Astrobiology, from the formation of planetary systems to the early conditions for life on Earth, and beyond. You can download the programme here!. The school is open to all registered participants of Astrobiology 2017, with an emphasis on graduate students, postdocs and young scientists. Space is limited, so register soon to secure a seat.
The Training School will be held at the ESO headquarters in Santiago. The address is Alonso de Cordova 3107. To learn how to get there please visit this link (https://www.eso.org/public/about-eso/travel/vitacura/).

Lunch at the Training School

Lunch at the premises will be available if you pre-order it at: http://www.eso.org/public/shop/category/conferenceitem/astrobiology2017/. Nearby premium restaurants are also available, otherwise.
There are vegetarian and regular options available, in case you need a vegan lunch, select the vegetarian option and send an email to [email protected] to arrange for a vegan option instead.
 

Where to Stay

Atton Vitacura Hotel will be offering special rates during the days of the Training School. The hotel is located in Vitacura 3210, just 10 mintues walking-distance from the ESO Offices.

All reservations are subject to availability, therefore we recommend to book in advance.

To begin the reservation process, click here.

For more information or assistance, please contact Génesis Sepúlveda at [email protected] indicating that you are attending Astrobiology 2017.

Key Dates & Location


Friday

November 24th


Saturday

November 25th


ESO Chile Offices

Alonso de Cordova 3107 Vitacura, Santiago

Programme

November 24th

Friday


08:30 – 09:45



Star Formation

Diego Mardones – Chile

09:45 – 11:00



Planetary Systems Formation and Evolution

Nader Haghighipour – US

11:00 – 11:30



Coffee Break


11:30 – 12:45



Solar System Formation

André Izidoro – Brazil

13:00 – 14:00



Lunch


14:00 – 15:30



Early Earth (Hadean)

Hervé Martin – France

15:30 – 16:00



Coffee Break


16:00 – 17:30



Early Earth (Archean)

Hervé Martin – France

17:30 – 18:30



Informal Discussion

End of Day 1
November 25th

Saturday


08:30 – 09:45



Astrochemistry

Sun Kwok – China

09:45 – 11:00



Prebiotic Chemistry on Earth and Elsewhere

Hervé Cottin – France

11:00 – 11:30



Coffee Break


11:30 – 13:00



Exoplanets and Habitability

Stephen Kane – US

13:00 – 14:00



Lunch


14:00 – 15:30



Co-evolution of Life and Biogeochemical Cycles

David Catling – US

15:30 – 16:00



Coffee Break


16:00 – 17:30



Early Steps of Life

Carlos Briones – Spain

17:30 – 18:30



Informal Discussion

End of Day 2

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