Origins of Life Seminar Series
the New York Center for Studies on the Origins of Life Web site for access to archives of the weekly Origins of Life Seminars and WAMC Interviews. Presenters include guest speakers, faculty, postdoctoral researchers and students associated with the Center.
2013 Astrobiology Teachers Academy
The Astrobiology Teachers Academy will be July 22 through July 25, 2013 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for high school teachers of science, mathematics and technology.
You are encouraged to apply by July 12, 2013 to become a member of the interdisciplinary team of scientists at the New York Center for Astrobiology (a member of the NASA Astrobiology Institute), educational assessment professionals and science teachers/fellows to infuse exciting discoveries in Astrobiology into your curriculum (aligned with NYS learning goals). Upon completion of this 4 day event, you will receive a $400 stipend and a certificate for 28 hours of professional development.
Rensselaer has a tenture-track faculty opening in Astrobiology (Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Earth & Environmental Science or Physics, Applied Physics & Astronomy).
View Dr. Daniel Angerhausen’s paper entitled “Eyeball Earths” which is featured in NASA’s Astrobiology Magazine
About the Center
Based within the School of Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., the New York Center for Astrobiology is devoted to investigating the origins of life on Earth and the conditions that lead to formation of habitable planets in our own and other solar systems.
Supported by NASA, the Center is a member of NASA’s Astrobiology Institute (NAI), and is a partnership between Rensselaer and the University at Albany, Syracuse University, the University of Arizona, and the University of North Dakota.
Researchers and students within the Center seek to understand the chemical, physical, and geological conditions of early Earth that set the stage for life on our planet. They also look beyond our home planet to investigate whether the processes that prepared the Earth for life could be replicated elsewhere — on Mars and other bodies in our solar system, for example, and on planets orbiting other stars. A major research activity in the Center will be to search for Martian “biosignatures”, i.e., new ways of detecting evidence of current or past life on Mars. The Center hosts a weekly Origins of Life Seminar Series in the Fall and Spring Semesters, which is open to the public. Click on seminar link above for schedule. Presenters include guest speakers, faculty, postdoctoral researchers and students associated with the Center.