Ici
et ailleurs

Conditions d’apparition de la vie
dans le système solaire et au-delà

Au coeur
de la matière

Émergence du vivant

Du rêve
à la réalité

Variations culturelles et représentations
artistiques de la vie.

In the exceptional context of the Covid-19 outbreak, the closing date of the 2020 call for projects is postponed to May 3rd 2020

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Whether life is singular or abundant in the universe has been a central question since the oldest times. It resonates in the background with fundamental questions that have been the subject of passionate and sometimes irrational debates throughout time: what is life, how can life emerge spontaneously from non-living systems, what is the probability that life will emerge, what are the conditions for the emergence of life, are they unique to the Earth or multiple in the universe, can we find it if it is the case?

The OCAV project addresses these outstanding questions at the level of PSL Research University by stimulating and focusing the work of a pluri-disciplinary community of researchers expressing their interest in this area : more

News

  • New call for proposals

    In the exceptional context of the Covid-19 outbreak, the closing date of the 2020 call for projects is postponed to May 3rd 2020 more info  

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  • Call for papers – Conference “Visualizing the origins of life”

      CALL FOR PAPERS   An international conference organised by Charlotte Bigg (CNRS, CAK), Elsa De Smet (IRIS-OCAV PSL, CAK) and Barbara Turquier (La Fémis). Focus The origins of life and of the human species in particular have long been, and remain, moral, philosophical, religious issues and the matter of lively debate in past and

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  • 2019-2020 Cine-debate program – Extraterrestrial presences

    2019-2020 Cine-debate program – Extraterrestrial presences

    EXTRATERRESTRIAL PRESENCES  SEASON 3 Discovering news forms of lives 7 CINE-DEBATES sessions November 2019-June 2020 Program by Roland Lehoucq, Perig Pitrou & J.-Sébastien Steyer LE GRAND ACTION, 5, rue des Écoles, Paris 5e www.legrandaction.com Fares: 9.50€ (full) / 7.50€ (reduced) / 6€ (under 26) / “UGC illimitées” and “CIP” cards accepted Cycle films-débatsRead more →

Agenda

  • Prebiotic, parabiotic and postbiotic chemistries: the evolutionary horizon of terrestrial life

    Philippe Marlière &

    Arnaud Gautier, Sorbonne Université
    Wednesday, March 4th 2020, 9h30-1PM
    Salle du Conseil, Observatoire de Paris

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