On behalf of the local organizing committee, it is a great honor for me to welcome you to attend Origins 2014, which will be held at the Nara-ken New Public Hall, Nara, Japan, during July 6 (Sun)|July 11 (Fri), 2014, as the second joint international conference, ISSOL | the International Astrobiology Society and Bioastronomy (Commission 51 of the International Astronomical Union).
The mission of this conference is to bring together scientists from all over the world who are interested in the emergence of life on the Earth and in the Universe to share recent research achievements and future trends.
This conference will provide an opportunity with chemists, biologists, geologists, astronomers, planetary scientists, and those from other research fields to meet and discuss on mutual research interests for addressing questions of the origin and evolution of life on this planet and elsewhere in the Universe.
Nara was the most ancient capital of Japan, and has many historic places including several world heritages, as Todaiji temple, Kofukuji temple, Kasugataisha shrine, at which you can reach within 5-15 minute walk from the venue.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Nara, Japan!
With best regards,
Chair of Origins 2014 Kenji Ikehara
InformationThis the first announcement of Origins 2014. As planning proceeds during 2013 the website will provide further details regarding the program, registration, submission of abstracts and hotel accommodations.
Again, Welcome to Nara!
Local organizing committee
|Chair||Kenji IKEHARA||The Open University of Japan, Nara Study Center|
|Honorary Chair||Norio KAIFU||The Open University of Japan|
|Advisers||Katsuhiko SATO||National Institutes of Natural Sciences|
|Kenji SODA||Emeritus Prof. of Kyoto University|
|Members||Tadashi OISHI||Narasaho College|
|Masatoshi OHISHI||National Astronomical Observatory of Japan|
|Kunio KAWAMURA||Hiroshima Shudo University|
|Daisuke KIGA||Tokyo Institute of Technology|
|Kensei KOBAYASHI||Yokohama National University|
|Akihiko SHIMADA||University of Tsukuba|
|Terue HARUMOTO||Nara Womenfs University|
|Noriko FUJII||Kyoto University|
|Hajime MITA||Fukuoka Institute of Technology|
|Hikaru YABUTA||Osaka University|
|Akihiko YAMAGISHI||Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences|
Scientific organizing committee
|Athena Coustenis||Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Meudon, France|
|Peter Gogarten||University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA|
|Nils Holm||Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden|
|Sun Kwok||The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong|
|Antonio Lazcano||Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico|
|Victoria Meadows||The University of Washington, Seattle, USA|
|Karen Meech||Institute for Astronomy, Hawaii, USA|
|Robert Pascal||Université Montpellier, Montpellier, France|
|Sandra Pizzarello||Arizona State University, Tempe, USA|
|Jill Tarter||SETI Institute, Mountain View, USA|
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