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Application deadline: 2022-06-19
Tenure-Track Position in Geomicrobiology, University of Western Ontario

Proposal submission deadline: 2022-06-16
IAF - INAF ASTROPHYSICS FELLOWSHIPS

Application deadline: 2022-06-30
(Junior) Group Leader in Space Instrumentation at IWF Graz

Deadline for applications: 2022-06-01
17th Heidelberg Summer School on "Astronomy, astrochemistry and the origin of life"

Early registration deadline: 2022-07-31
EANA@EPSC2022

Statement of Support for Ukraine
The EANA community deeply deplores the present war in the Ukraine and offers its heartfelt moral support to the Ukrainian people. We are lucky to work in a world where science transcends frontiers and brings scientists from different countries together for peaceful research. We reach out also to our Russian colleagues who are as negatively influenced by these events as we Europeans (and, in general, the international community). We therefore call on all scientists and EANA members to support the Ukrainian people, our colleagues in the east, and free science, hoping for a rapid return to peaceful conditions on our shared continent.



Please also see the statement published by the Europlanet Society, with whom we will jointly organize our annual meeting (see EANA@EPSC2022) this year, with links to different European support schemes for our Ukrainian colleagues and friends.

Added 3 Mar 2022
NoRCEL's innovative initiative: ASEN


Astroscience Exploration Network (ASEN) is the latest initiative of the Network of Researchers on the Chemical Evolution of life (NoRCEL). The original concept behind ASEN is to deliver a science education programme initiated and formed by the local populace, rather than one dictated by an organisation's ideas of what is needed or desired. An inaugural conference will take place on the 12th and 13th April, 2022. More information

Added 10 Mar 2022
EANA LectureSeries - Webinar by Nora Noffke
On December 01, 2021 at 4 pm (CET), EANA hosted its first online LectureSeries on "Prospection for Fossil Life on Mars - Genesis, Taphonomy and Detectability of MISS in Clastic Deposits" by Nora Noffke.

Please find below the recording of the webinar.



Added 3 Dec 2021
EANA21 Outstanding Paper Award
EANA would like to congratulate Alberto G. Fairén for being awarded the EANA21 Outstanding Paper Award. The award was presented during the closing ceremony of the 20th EANA Congress.



Please read the open-access paper here: The Complex Molecules Detector (CMOLD): A Fluidic-Based Instrument Suite to Search for (Bio)chemical Complexity on Mars and Icy Moons
Alberto G. Fairén, Javier Gómez-Elvira, Carlos Briones, Olga Prieto-Ballesteros, José Antonio Rodríguez-Manfredi, Raquel López Heredero, Tomás Belenguer, Andoni G. Moral, Mercedes Moreno-Paz, and Víctor Parro

Added 11 Sep 2021
EANA International Spring School: Hydrothermal Vents
EANA is celebrating its 20-years anniversary by organizing several special events throughout 2021.



Hydrothermal systems are crucial environments for astrobiology: they are thought to be the theatre of life's origins, host unprecedented polyextremophilic biodiversity, and are key targets in the search for life throughout the Solar System, especially on Mars and icy moons.

Here you can find the recorded lectures of the first EANA online school on hydrothermal systems:
http://www.eana-net.eu/index.php?page=Conferences/EANASpringSchool2021

Added 16 Apr 2021

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Thogersen et al. (2021): Greenhouse gas capture by triboelectric charging

Chemical Physics Letters 2021, 783, 139069, DOI:10.1016/j.cplett.2021.139069

Link to paper

A quartz ampoule with quartz grains is mechanically activated in a dry air-like atmosphere with 0.5 % of one of the major greenhouse gases CO2, CH4, and N2O. The grains rub against each other and the walls of the ampoule during activation, leading to triboelectric charging and erosion. IR spectroscopy shows the greenhouse gases disappear during activation. After activation, the ampoule rests for five days. IR spectra recorded after this period show no reappearance of the greenhouse gases.
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