Astrobiology (general)

Origins Federation Announced

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
Origins Federation
March 14, 2023
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Origins Federation Announced
TRAPPIST-1 system. Image via ESO/M. Kornmesser.

4 March 2023: Researchers from four leading institutions are pleased to announce their intent to create a research consortium with the goal of facilitating efficient multidisciplinary and innovative collaborative research to advance our understanding of the emergence and early evolution of life, and its place in the cosmos.

The following centers establish the Origins Federation:

The Origins Federation will pursue scientific research topics of interest to its founding centers with a long-term perspective and common milestones. It will strive to establish a stable funding platform to create opportunities for creative and innovative ideas, and to enable young scientists to make a career in this new field.

The Origins Federation is open to new members, both centers and individuals, and is committed to developing the mechanisms and structure to achieve that aim.

The Origins Federation inaugural science conference will take place at Harvard University on September 12 – 15, 2023.


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