06th - 11th October 2016

Special session – Dreams of another world: exoplanets, exobiology

Thursday 08th October 2009 from 16h00 to 18h00
Salle 2 / Grand Amphithéâtre

The universe is the most profuse laboratory that researchers could imagine, offering them the possibility to study an incredibly diverse range of phenomena. Astronomy’s difficulty lies therein, and this session toys with this plurality.  The search for exoplanets treats the direct observation of extrasolar planets, important new stages in the development of observation methods, technological advances and questions that set many of us dreaming: Are there traces of Life in the past?! Are we alone in the universe?

Debate with :

  • Paul De Brem, Science journalist
  • Fabienne Casoli, CNES, Cheef of the Univers Exploration Programs
  • Marc Ollivier, astronom - Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Orsay (France)
  • Clémentine Delan-Forino, PhD student UPMC - Paris 6 ANBioPhy - Functions and Interaction of Nucleic Acids