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Life in the universe

Objective

During the European Science and Technology Week 2001, it is proposed to undertake a public, Europe-wide programme to introduce the subject of astro/exobiology, under the title "Life in the Universe", as an exciting and well-developed multi-disciplinary research activity. In addition to being of great public interest in itself, it offers a rich spectrum of attractive possibilities to illustrate a large number of aspects relating to the workings of modern research, including natural (physics, chemistry, astronomy, biology) and humanistic (sociology, psychology) sciences and applications thereof (space engineering and exploration).
The programme will be divided into three main phases:
1) the establishment of a comprehensive central web-site;
2) national competitions among young people who present their own views on this subject; and
3) a multi-site highly mediatic (e.g., scenario based) Final Event with major TV coverage on the continent.
The programme is managed by an International Steering Committee, supported by an International Experts' Panel and National Committees in the 22 participating countries.

Funding Scheme

ACM - Preparatory, accompanying and support measures

Coordinator

EUROPEAN SOUTHERN OBSERVATORY
Address
Karl-schwarzschild-str. 2
85748 Garching
Germany

Participants (2)

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH
Switzerland
Address
Route De Meyrin
1211 Geneve
EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY
Netherlands
Address
Keplerlaan 1
2200 AG Noordwijck