Sao Paulo Advanced School of Astrobiology - SPASA 2011

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Institution: Astronomy DepartmentUniversidade de Sao Paulo – Brazil

Date: December 11 – 20, 2011 / 9am to 7:30pm

Location: Auditório Abrahão de Moraes - Instituto de Física - USP (map)

Opening Ceremony: Dec 11, 5:30pm at Hotel Caesar Business Paulista (auditorium)

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Scientific Program

The school will be organized in three core subjects covering the areas of Astronomy, Biology/Chemistry and Planetary Science/Geology, going from the origin of the Universe and elements, formation of planets, to the origin and evolution of life. One or more specialist(s) will give an overview of each area, covering its main topics, in the format of a short-course. Individual lectures will cover more specific subjects, showing research opportunities and recent results. The potential social impact of Astrobiology will be explored in sessions on outreach and education. The participants are encouraged to present their current or intended research on a poster session during the event.

Registration for the event and opening ceremony will start at 5:00pm on Dec 11, at the auditorium of Caesar Business Hotel (map)

The opening ceremony is restricted to the participants of the event, it is not a public event!

Av. Paulista, 2181 / Phone: (5511) 21841600

The hotel has parking space, but it is charged. We advise to use the Metro (Estação Consolação).

Confirmed Lecturers (up to the moment)

 

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 SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySatrudaySundayMondayTuesday
07:30  Bus to Campinas    
07:45         
08:00 Bus to USPBus to USPBus to USPBus to USPBus to USP   
09:00 KalteneggerRothschildJosé RoqueSleepSleepBizzo CavesCaves
09:15  
09:30 Naves de Brito 
09:45  
10:00 Coffee-break / posterCoffee-break / posterBus trip to caves
10:15 Synchrotron lab
10:30 SleepBennerKalteneggerRothschildDick
10:45 
11:00 
11:15 
11:30 BennerKalteneggerRothschildRennó
11:45 Bretones
12:00 
12:15 
12:30 Lunch
12:45 
13:00 
13:15 
13:30 
13:45 
14:00 Lépine-SzilyKoideFree afternoonPorto de MelloFairchildPilcher & HorvathTrip back to SP
14:15 
14:30 
14:45 FriaçaKowaltowskiJanot PachecoGilichinsky
15:00 Caves and talks
15:15 
15:30 GleiserBrasierVillelaCróstaFocus presentations
15:45 
16:00 
16:15 Coffee-break / posterCoffee-break / poster
16:30 
16:45 LazcanoEdwardsArtaxoBrasierFocus presentations
17:00Registration
17:15
17:30
17:45ZaiaPellizariHorvathLage
18:00Horvath
18:15Fapesp
18:30Focus groupFocus groupFocus groupFocus group
18:45Gleiser
19:00DickClosing
19:15Opening cocktail
19:30Bus to hotelBus to hotel Bus to hotelBus to hotelBus to hotel 
19:45     
20:00 

 

Antonio Lazcano (UNAM, Mexico)

David Gilichinsky (IPBPSS-RAS, Russia) (added)

Franz Pfeiffer (TUM, Germany) (canceled, academic)

Howell G.M. Edwards (Bradford, UK)

Jorge Enrique Bueno (IAC, Colombia) (canceled, health)

Lisa Kaltenegger (Harvard, USA)

Lynn Margulis (UMass, USA) (in memoriam)

Lynn Rothschild (NASA ARC, USA)

Marcelo Gleiser (Dartmouth, USA)

Martin Brasier (Oxford, UK) (added)

Nilton O. Rennó (UMich, USA)

Norm Sleep (Stanford, USA) 

Steven Benner (FfAME, USA)

Steven J. Dick (Smithsonian NASM, USA)

Victor Ariel Gallardo (UDEC, Chile) (canceled, health)

Alinka Lépine-Szily (USP, Brazil)

Alicia J. Kowaltowski (USP, Brazil)

Álvaro Penteado Crósta (Unicamp, Brazil)

Amancio C.S. Friaça (USP, Brazil)

Antonio José Roque (USP / CNPEM, Brazil) (added)

Arnaldo Naves de Brito (Unicamp, Brazil)

Claudia A.S. Lage (UFRJ, Brazil)

Dimas A.M. Zaia (UEL, Brasil)

Eduardo Janot Pacheco (USP, Brazil)

Gustavo Porto de Mello (UFRJ, Brazil)

Jorge E. Horvath (USP, Brazil)

Nélio M.V. Bizzo (USP, Brazil) (added)

Paulo Artaxo (USP, Brazil)

Paulo Bretones (UFSCar, Brazil) (added)

Thomas R. Fairchild (USP, Brazil)

Thyrso Villela Neto (AEB, Brazil) (added)

Tie Koide (USP, Brazil)

Vivian H. Pellizari (USP, Brazil)