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.


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


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    OCAV meetings 2017 program

    OCAV meetings 2017 program

    The OCAV meetings take place at the Observatoire de Paris in the historical salle du conseil from 9:30 to 12pm. Thursday February 9th History of the solar system A. Morbidelli (OCA) Wednesday March 1st Transition from uni to pluri-cellular M. Bornens (Institut Curie) Salle Danjon Wednesday March 22nd Antropology of life I. Praet J. Becker, P.

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  • OCAV meeting 2017

    July 10th and 11th Salle du Conseil Observatoire de Paris Programme Monday July 10th 10h-10h10 C. Catala, President Observatoire de Paris, Introduction and welcome 10h10-10h30 S. Mazevet (Observatoire): Summary of the project activities over the first year   10h30-13h00 Habitability here and beyond T. Encrenaz (Observatoire): Habitable conditions in the solar system D. Sasselov (Harvard):Read more →


  • Is chemical evolution darwinian

    C. Malaterre

    Université Quebec à Montreal

    Mardi July 4th 10:30-12:30

    Salle du Conseil, Observatoire de Paris