The origin of life on Earth and other worlds: A preparatory workshop for ESOF2020

Lundqvist Hall (ICTP Adriatico Guesthouse )

Lundqvist Hall

ICTP Adriatico Guesthouse

Via Grignano, 9, 34151 Trieste, Italy
Ali Hassanali (ICTP) , Giovanni Vladilo (INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste)

The workshop is aimed at establishing a regional, national and European network that will lead the organisation of a ESOF 2020 event focussed on the origin of life. Leading experts in the fields of prebiotic chemistry, chemical physics, life sciences, astronomy and astrobiology will be invited. The topics will cover the chemical pathways and physical conditions conducive to the emergence of life on Earth and other habitable worlds. The focus of the initiative is about the cultural, scientific and technological impact of studies on the origin of life.

Participants: Narjes Ansari (ICTP), Conrad Boehm (INAF-Trieste), John Brucato (INAF-Arcetri), Julian Chela Flores (ICTP), Bruno Della Vedova (FIT, ESOF2020), Ernesto Di Mauro (Univ. La Sapienza, Roma), Marco Fulle (INAF-Trieste), Ali Hassanali (ICTP), Jong Kwanghyok (ICTP, SISSA), Michele Maris (INAF-Trieste), Pierluigi Monaco (Univ. Trieste), Fabio Pagan (SISSA), Massimo Ramella (INAF-Trieste), Paola Rodari (FIT, ESOF2020), Marco Saitta (Univ. Sorbonne, Paris), Raffaele Saladino (Univ. Tuscia, Viterbo), Daniel Segrè (Boston Univ., Boston, USA), Laura Silva (INAF-Trieste), Judit Šponer (Academy of Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic), Giovanni Vladilo (INAF-Trieste)

  • Wednesday, 24 October
    • 8:30 AM 9:00 AM
      Free registration and welcome address
    • 9:00 AM 11:00 AM
      Scientific talks: First part
      • 9:00 AM
        Raffaele Saladino 20m
      • 9:20 AM
        Ernesto Di Mauro 20m
      • 9:40 AM
        Judit Šponer 20m
      • 10:00 AM
        Marco Saitta 30m
      • 10:30 AM
        Daniel Segrè 30m
    • 11:00 AM 11:30 AM
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 11:30 AM 1:00 PM
      Scientific talks: Second part
      • 11:30 AM
        Giovanni Vladilo 20m
      • 11:50 AM
        Ali Hassanali 30m
      • 12:20 PM
        Kwang Hyok Jong 20m
      • 12:40 PM
        Narges Ansari 20m
    • 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
      Lunch 1h
    • 2:00 PM 4:30 PM
      Round Table: Establishing a network of studies on the origin of life
  • Thursday, 25 October
    • 9:00 AM 11:00 AM
      Towards ESOF2020: Roadmap for the organization of public events
      • 9:00 AM
        Bruno Della Vedova 30m
    • 11:00 AM 11:30 AM
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 11:30 AM 1:00 PM
      Towards ESOF2020: The European astrobiological context
      • 11:30 AM
        John Brucato 20m