From Stars to Life
Abstract Submission Deadline: November 30, 2012
From Stars to Life – Connecting our understanding of star formation, planet formation, astrochemistry and astrobiology.
Science topics: Star Formation (including isolated and clustered star formation), Circumstellar Disks, Planet Formation, Exoplanets (including search and characterization), Solar System constraints, Astrochemistry, Prebiotic Chemistry.
We would like to understand the physical and chemical processes that lead to habitable planet formation, starting from the simplest interstellar medium initial conditions of pre-stellar cores, through star formation, accretion & protoplanetary disk evolution, and planet & planetary system formation & evolution. We will discuss theoretical, observational and laboratory constraints on these processes. The conference aims to foster inter and multidisciplinary collaboration between researchers interested in these topics. Space is limited to 130 participants.
The conference will be held at the University of Florida in Gainesville. For more information visit: http://conference.astro.ufl.edu/STARSTOLIFE/