Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary (M)
Session Sub-categoryIntersection (IS)
Session IDM-IS06
Short TitleAstrobio
Main Convener NameFujishima Kosuke
AffiliationTokyo Institute of Technology, Earth-Life Science Institute
Co-Convener 1NameHikaru Yabuta
AffiliationHiroshima University, Department of Earth and Planetary Systems Science
Co-Convener 2NameSeiji Sugita
AffiliationDepartment of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science Sciece, The University of Tokyo
Co-Convener 3NameMisato Fukagawa
AffiliationNational Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Session LanguageE
ScopeAstrobiology is an interdisciplinary scientific field that studies the origin, evolution, distribution, and habitability of life in the universe. Scientists have long questioned how abiotic materials have developed into a biological system on Earth and elsewhere. However, we still face challenges in providing an in-depth scenario that can answer the above question. Thus, connecting the dots between astronomy, Earth and planetary science, chemistry, and biology are essential. JpGU astrobiology session will therefore stand as a cross-section for all the potential astrobiologists interested in the following research themes: 1) the formation and evolution of planetary systems, 2) the chemical evolution and geochemistry within our solar system, 3) understanding the origins and evolution of biomolecules and energy flow for life, and 4) development of life detection strategies for future exploration for life in the universe. We are willing to facilitate exciting discussions that will connect the above themes to further envision Astrobiology's future.
Presentation FormatOral and Poster session
Joint with
Co-sponsoredThe Society for the Study of the Origin and Evolution of Life Japan