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01/25/2023 - 01/25/2023 | Berlin

Searching for Life in Space

Is there life in space? How can we find it? Join Andreas Elsaesser and Riccardo Urso from Freie Universität Berlin for a 365° presentation at Zeiss-Großplanetarium about the biophysical conditions for life on other planets.

Is there life on other planets in the universe? Or does it only exist on Earth? These are some of mankind's oldest questions. Today we dispose of technologies that might help to answer them. Andreas Elsaesser and Riccardo Urso from Freie Universität Berlin study the conditions for life in space and on other planets. Their lecture will give us an insight into the scientific possibilities of searching for extraterrestrial life today. What are researchers actually looking for in the endless universe? How can we explore life and its prerequisites in space without leaving Earth? Not least, their research touches upon the big philosophical question: What is life?


Dr. Andreas Elsaesser is head of the research group for Experimental Biophysics and Space Science at Freie Universität Berlin.
Dr. Riccardo Urso is a former Einstein International Postdoctoral Fellow at Freie Universität Berlin in the group of Andreas Elsaesser.

The research group is interested in fundamental aspects of how space environments affect organic molecules and living organisms. The researchers combine laboratory experiments and space research in the search for life beyond Earth and perform planetary simulation experiments to decipher reactions of organic molecules in space.

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01/25/2023 19:00 - 01/25/2023 20:30

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Event venue:

Prenzlauer Allee 80 
10405 Berlin
10405 Berlin

Target group:

all interested persons



Subject areas:

Physics / astronomy

Types of events:

Presentation / colloquium / lecture, Seminar / workshop / discussion




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