The Search for Life Beyond the Solar System: Exoplanets, Biosignatures & Instruments, 7-21 March 2014, Tucson, Arizona, USA
The Search for Life Beyond the Solar System: Exoplanets, Biosignatures & Instruments
17-21 March 2014, Tucson, Arizona - USA
Motivated by the rapidly increasing number of known earth-sized planets, the increasing range of extreme conditions in which life on Earth can persist, and the progress toward a technology that will ultimate enable the search for life on exoplanets, the Vatican Observatory and the Steward Observatory announce a major conference entitled Exoplanets, Observations & Biosignatures: The Search for Life Beyond the Solar System.
The goal of the meeting is to help the international astronomical community toward the long-term goal of finding life beyond the solar system by bringing together the communities working on the observations and modeling of extrasolar planets, the development of exoplanet-focused instrumentation, biosignatures suitable for remote sensing, and the extreme life on Earth.
We anticipate about 250 participants. The program will include keynote and invited speakers, contributed talks, poster sessions and ample time for discussion.
Scientific Organizing Committe
Daniel Apai [Department of Astronomy and Department of Planetary Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ 85721-0065] & Paul Gabor [Vatican Observatory Research Group, Dept of Astronomy, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ 85721-0065]
John Baross (U Wash.)
Malcolm Fridlund (ESA)
Thomas Henning (MPIA)
Phil Hinz (U Arizona)
Chris Impey (U Arizona)
Jim Kasting (Penn State)
Mercedes Lopez-Morales (CfA)
Peter R. Lawson (NASA JPL)
Dante Minniti (P U Chile)
Daniel Rouan (Paris Obs.)
Wes Traub (NASA JPL)