XIIth Rencontres du Vietnam
SEARCH FOR LIFE: FROM EARLY EARTH TO EXOPLANETS
December 11th– 16th, 2016, Quy Nhon, Vietnam
This international conference, endorsed by IAU and Division of Planetary Sciences and Astrobiology, is the third of a series of conferences on « Planets, Exoplanets and Astrobiology ». It will be preceeded by a 2 day Training School on « Basics of Astrobiology » for students and young researchers (December 9th-11th – see “Program“). Both the Training School and Conference will be held at ICISE* and hosted by the Rencontres du Vietnam**.
The aims of the conference are to discuss and review recent developments in:
* The International Centre for Interdisciplinary Science Education (ICISE) is pleasantly located in the seaside of the city of Quy Nhon (Central Vietnam) where conferences meeting international standards can be organized. It contributes to the development of research and education in Vietnam and in this region of Asia. With this motivation in mind, Asian scientists are encouraged to meet for events (conferences, schools and workshops) and to share knowledge/expertise with their foreign counterparts.
- Registration will start on Sunday, December 11th in the afternoon.
- The opening session is scheduled to take place on Monday, December 12th at 8:30.
- The conference will end on Friday, December 16th at 6pm.
- Session hours are 8:00 – 11:30 and 13:00 – 16:30.
- Wednesday afternoon will be free for an excursion
- Conference sessions will be held in the ICISE conference Center.
The conference will consist of plenary sessions for in depth oral presentations (review, invited and contributed talks on specific specialized topics) and posters. The contributions are either solicited (review and invited) or selected among submitted abstracts. The program will be available after the deadline of abstracts submission (November 1st, 2016).
Training School on Basics of Astrobiology, December 9th-11th
Before the conference we will organize at ICISE a 2-day training school for students and young researchers who have not been exposed to the interdisciplinary basics that astrobiology requires (e.g., astronomy for biologists, prebiotic chemistry for astronomers, etc.).
4 sessions of 3 hours each will be presented on Astrophysics/Planetology, Earth sciences, Chemistry and Life Sciences. Session hours will be 8:00 – 11:30 and 13:00 – 16 :30.