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Astronomy 740: Astrobiology Seminar:

Origin, Evolution and the Role of Water for Life in the Universe

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This is the weekly seminar series for the University of Hawai‘i node of the NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI). It can be taken for 1 credit by combining regular attendance with production of a written paper that expands upon one or more of the seminar presentations.

Topics vary by semester, but each seminar presents some aspect of current research in astrobiology and relates to one or more of the following topics: astronomy, astrophysics, planetary sciences, geosciences, cosmochemistry, astrochemistry, biochemistry, evolution, microbiology, molecular biology, environmental science, oceanography, atmospheric sciences, information science, and computer science.

Presenters include UH faculty drawn from diverse departments (Institute for Astronomy, Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, Chemistry, Oceanography, Microbiology, Marine Biology, etc.), UH NAI postdoctoral fellows, and visiting speakers from other institutions, including the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA, and mainland and international universities.

Further information about the scope of astrobiology

Further information about the UH NASA Astrobiology Institute

For further information about upcoming seminars and the course requirements, contact Steve Freeland.