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Biennial European Astrobiology Conference (BEACON)

May 8, 2023 - May 12, 2023

European Astrobiology Institute - EAI

Biennial European Astrobiology Conference (BEACON), La Palma Island, Canaries, Spain, 8 – 12 May 2023

The Biennial European Astrobiology Conference (BEACON) will take place at the La Palma &Teneguia Princess Hotel on La Palma Island (Canary Islands, Spain) from 8-12 May 2023. During this meeting also the 5th General Assembly of the EAI will take place.

Scientific sessions are planned covering the following themes:

– Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems and Detection of Habitable Worlds
– The Pathway to Complexity: From Simple Molecules to First Life
– Planetary Environments and Habitability
– Evolution and Traces of Early Life and Life under Extreme Condition
– Biosignatures and the Detection of Life beyond Earth
– Historical, Philosophical, Societal and Ethical Issues in European Astrobiology Institute – EAI
– Tracing Life and Identifying Habitable Environments
– Impacts and their Role in the Evolution of Planets, Moons and Life
– Protoplanetary disks and their physical and chemical processes

The following scientists will give keynote lectures at BEACON 2023
– Janice Bishop, SETI, USA
– Bertram Bitsch, MPIA Heidelberg, Germany
– Michael Gillon, University of Liège, Belgium
– Keyron Hickman-Lewis, Natural History Museum, France
– Lisa Kaltenegger. Cornell University, USA
– Nancy Kiang, NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre, USA
– Michel Mayor, University of Geneva, Switzerland
– Ana-Catalina Plesa, German Aerospace Centre, Germany
– Eörs Szathmáry, Eötvös Lorand University, Hungary

3. The meeting will be open to all interested scientists and students from Europe and beyond.

4. The Astrobiology Graduates in Europe (AbGradE) will organise a three-days event (including an interesting excursion) just before the conference (from May 4th to 6th, 2023)


May 8, 2023
May 12, 2023
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