NASA-Nordic Astrobiology Winter School

Applications are being accepted from astrobiology graduate students and postdocs for a winter school on the theme of "Water and the Evolution of Life in the Cosmos," in Hawaii, from Monday January 3rd to Monday January 17th 2011. This school will provide approximately 40 post-graduate participants with a broad but high-level introduction into astrobiology, emphasizing the origin and role of water in the emergence of life on our planet, and in the search for life elsewhere. It will be truly multidisciplinary, bringing together students and researchers from the diverse scientific backgrounds that contribute to our current understanding. Hawaii offers ideal resources for this training opportunity, from world-leading astronomical observing facilities through state of the art cosmochemistry simulation equipment to unique geologic environments in which extremophile life exists. Further information is available at http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/UHNAI/2011winterschool/

[Source: NAI Newsletter]

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