Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary (M)
Session Sub-categoryIS
Session IDM-IS03
Title Astrobiology
Short Title Astrobio
Date & Time
PM1, PM2 Sun, 21 MAY
PM3 Sun, 21 MAY
AM2 Tuesday, 23 MAY
Main ConvenerName Fujishima Kosuke
Affiliation Tokyo Institute of Technology, Earth-Life Science Institute
Co-Convener 1Name Seiji Sugita
Affiliation Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science Sciece, The University of Tokyo
Co-Convener 2Name Misato Fukagawa
Affiliation National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Co-Convener 3Name Yohey Suzuki
Affiliation Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
Session Language E
Scope Astrobiology is an interdisciplinary scientific field that studies the origin, evolution, distribution, and habitability of life in the universe. Scientists have long questioned where and how key elements and materials originated and transferred, eventually developing into a biological system on Earth and elsewhere. We still face challenges in providing an in-depth scenario to answer the above question. Thus, connecting the dots between astronomy, Earth and planetary science, chemistry, and biology is 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 the planetary systems, 2) 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 connecting the above themes to further envision the future direction of astrobiology
Presentation Format Oral and Poster
Collaboration Joint with -
The Society for the Study of the Origin and Evolution of Life Japan