Astrobiology: The Quest for the Conditions of Life

Gerda Horneck (DLR)
DESY Auditorium, 16.45 h

How did life originate in the universe? How did it all start after the creation of matter and the formation of elements in the stars? What are the pathways from the first organic molecules in space to the evolution of complex life forms on Earth and perhaps elsewhere? And how will it all end? The Universe itself sets the stage for the interdisciplinary field of astrobiology that attempts to answer such questions, the central one being: What is the (cosmic) recipe for life?

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