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)