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[life:001305] Fwd: Workshop "Astrobiology in Russia" March 25-29, 2002
Kensei Kobayashi <kkensei@***.***>

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ロシアのAstrobiology workshop の情報を転送いたします。


>Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2001 16:33:32 +0300
>From: "Michael B.Simakov" <exobio@***.***>
>Reply-To: "Michael B.Simakov" <exobio@ru>
>Organization: Institute of Cytology
>X-Priority: 3 (Normal)
>To: Kensey Kobayashi <kkensei@***.***>
>Subject: Workshop "Astrobiology in Russia" March 25-29, 2002
>Dear Dr.Kobayshi,
>I think you will be interested in following information about workshop
>which will be held in our city.
>Could you so kind to transfer this message anyone who will be interested in.
>Thank you
>We are pleased to announce the "Astrobiology in Russia" workshop with
>special emphasis on astrobiological field studies in the Russian Federation
>for 2002.
>W o r k s h o p
>Astrobiology in Russia
>Astrobiology Expeditions 2002
>St. Petersburg
>March 25-29, 2002.
>Organized and hosted by the
> This workshop will bring together an international group of
>researchers in astrobiology and to inaugurate the Russian Astrobiology
>Center (RAC) of the Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg. The
>meeting will address topics in astrobiology, collaborative research between
>members of the RAC and international colleagues, as well as serve as a forum
>for the planning of future field excursions to areas of astrobiological
>interests within the confines of the Russian Federation.
>Scientific organizing committee
>Chairman:Anatoli K.Pavlov (RAC, Ioffe PTI, Russian Academy of Science,
>Alexander V.Blinov (RAC, Saint Petersburg Technical State University,
>Lev K.Levsky (RAC, Precambrian Institute Russian Academy of Science, Russia)
>Anvar M.Ahmetov (Russian Institute of Geology, Russian Academy of Science,
>Michael B.Simakov (RAC, Institute of Citology, Russian Academy of Science,
>Stephen J.Mojzsis (Department of Geological Sciences, University of
>Colorado at Boulder, USA)
>Juha Karhu (Department of Geology, University of Helsinki, Finland)
>Sherry Cady (Department of Geology, Portland State University, USA)
>James F.Kasting (Department of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University,
>Christopher P.McKay (NASA Ames Research Cente, USA)
>Alexander A. Pavlov (Laboratory of Atmospheric and Space Physics,
>University of Colorado at Boulder, USA)
>Workshop Topics
>Introduction of the Russian Astrobiology Center
>Introduction of the Research Groups and Collaborators of the RAC.
>Ongoing Research Initiatives and Possible International Collaboration.
>Origin and Early Evolution of Planetary Atmospheres
>(Chairs: Pavlov A.A., Kasting J.F.)
>Comparative studies of the evolutionary paths of the terrestrial planetary
>atmospheres. How unique is the Earth痴 atmospheric composition? Was it
>constant in the chemical composition over the Earth痴 history? Was Mars ever
>wet? Was Venus ever cool and had an ocean?
>(Chairs: Pavlov A. K., Blinov A.V., Simakov M.B.)
>The possibility and effectiveness of the life transfer processes in the
>galaxy and Solar system and estimation of the effective distance of the life
>transfer by different "space carriers."
>Educational Outreach in Astrobiology
>Scientific, educational and cultural exchange between the Russian
>Astrobiology Center, the NASA Astrobiology Institute, the Center for
>Astrobiology in Madrid, Spain and the Australian Center for Astrobiology.
>Early Earth in Transition
>(Chairs: Levsky L. K., Mojzsis S., Karhu J.)
>Discussion of the fieldtrip to the Baltic shield scheduled for June 2002.
>Rock exposures to be investigated include critical samples overlapping in
>time with the Great Oxidation Event on Earth ca. 2.3 Ga: reduced paleosols,
>glacial diamictite, 2.48-2.45 Ga mantle plume event, highly mature quatzites
>atop of glacials, oxidized paleosols, carbonates with high carbon isotope
>values, organic-rich shales - shungites, evidence for mantle plume at 2.22
>and 2.1 Ga (the last one leading to supercontinent Kenorland breakup).
>Life in Extreme Environments
>(Kalinin V.L., S.Cady, McKay, C.)
>We will discuss survivalability of life in the extremely cold, extremely
>hot environments. We also will address the topic of life adaptation to the
>extreme radiation fluxes. This session will be used as a sounding board for
>proposals to visit extreme habitats for life in e.g. Kamchatka, Russian Far
>Discussion and Planning of Future Fieldtrips (2003):
>a) The mystery of Tunguska event, newly identified point of impact and
>anomalous features in flora evolution within the Tunguska impact area.
>b) Trip to the Kamchatka peninsula with an emphasis on study of the modern
>hyperthermophilic habitats in geothermal hot springs, geysers and crater
>lakes of the Kamchatka peninsula.
>To indicate your interest in participating in this meeting, please contact
>Dr. Anatoli Pavlov
>e-mail: Anatoli@@***.***
>We would like to welcome you to St.Petersburg!
>Please send your suggestions/requests regarding additional topics to
>Anatoli Pavlov.
>Sincerely yours,
>Michael B.Simakov
>Group of Exobiology
>Institute of Cytology
>Russian Academy of Sciences
>Tikhoretsky Av.,4
>St.Petersburg, 194064,
>fax +7 812 2470341

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