The OCAV meetings take place monthly in the historical room at the Observatoire de Paris.

Following the format initiated during the exoplanet meetings, a large part of the time allocated is devoted to discussions and interactions with the speaker.

Programme 2017-2018

Wednesday November 13th Observations and exoplanets D. Rouan A. Boccaletti CONSEIL

Monday November 13th Meeting europeen Exoceans avec une journée introduction OCAV le 13 ATELIER

Wednesday November 22th What is Life K. Capova Critical zone F. Ait Touatis (EHESS) CONSEIL

Wednesday December 6th Satellites and formation S. Charnoz(IPGP) CONSEIL

16-22 December workshop ANU-PSL 

Wednesday January 10th Direct Imaging  P. Baudoz (Observatoire) CONSEIL

Wednesday January 24th Postdocs OCAV Activité Biologique (ENS)/Roseta (Observatoire) CONSEIL

Wednesday February 7th Modelling exoplanets atmosphere  F. Forget (LMD Jussieu) ATELIER

Wednesday March 7th Geophysics, Geochemistry and Origines F. Guyot (MNHN) CONSEIL

Wednesday March 21th Postdocs OCAV Stability of spin axis (Observatoire) /Emergence of mesoderm (Curie) CONSEIL


Mercredi 27 juin Visualisation in astronomy C. Bigg (EHESS) CONSEIL

Past events

July 10th and 11th OCAV Annual meeting 

Wednesday June 28th (to be confirmed) Visualisation in astronomy C. Bigg (EHESS)
Tuesday July 4th L'Evolution Chimique est elle Darwinienne C. Malaterre (Université de Quebec à Montreal)
Wednesday June 7th  Origin and Early Evolution of Life P. Garcia Lopez (Saclay)
Tuesday May 23rd The History of the solar system A. Morbidelli (OCA)
Wednesday May 10th Self assembly toward life-like properties D. Woods, Z. Zeravcic (ESPCI)
Wednesday Avril 5th Evolution of collective functions S. De Monte (ENS) et O. Rivoire (Collège de France)
Wednesday March 22nd Antropologie of life I. Praet J. Becker, P. Pitrou (Collège de France)
Wednesday March 1st Transition from uni to pluricelluarity M. Bornens (Institut Curie) Salle Danjon
Thursday February 9th The history of the solar system A. Morbidelli (OCA)

Wednesday December 7th 2016 Modélisation of atmospheres and biological feedbacks

  • 9h30-11h00 R. Ferriere (ENS) Modeling primitive ecosystems and planetary feedbacks
  • 11h00-12h00 B. Charnay (Observatoire) 3D modelisation of the primitive Earth: climat, carbon cycle and photochemistry

Wednesday Novembre 9th 2016 Introduction to exoplanets

  • 9h30-10h45 D. Rouan Introduction to exoplanets
  • 10h45-11h30 B. Charnay GCM models applied to giant and terrestrial planets
  • 11h30-12h15 F. Roques Exoplanets online course

Wednesday October 11th OCAV kick off meeting 


public lecture J. Laskar The climatic stability of the Earth

Wednesday September 9th Stability in biologie and astronomy

  • 9h30-10h45 Jacques Laskar (Observatoire de Paris) Time ans stability in astronomy
  • 10h45-12h00 Alain Joliot (Collège de France) Time in biology

Thursday July 13th 2016 Evolution

  • 9:30-11:00 P. Rainey (ESPCI) What evolution is and how it guides thinking about origins
  • 10:30-11:30 Andrew Griffith (ESPCI) Background for microfluidic experiments and chemical darwinism
  • 11:30-12:30 Philippe Nghe (ESPCI) The RNA world and other prebiotic scenarii

Wednesday June 8th 2016 Experimental setups relevant to the OCAV project

  • 9:30-10:15 Andrew Griffith/PhilippeNg (ESPCI) Microfluidic
  • 10:15-11h Régis Ferrière (ENS) Ecology
  • 11h-11:45 Pierre Baudoz (Observatoire) Direct imaging
  • 11:45-12:30 Paul Rainey (ESPCI) Evolution
  • déjeuner
  • 14:00-14:45 Perig Pitrou (EHESS) Documentation/books/seminar
  • 14:45-15:00 JL Fillon (Observatoire) Astrochemistry

Wednesday Mars 9th 2016 Chemical complexity

  • 9:30 D. Bockelee-Morvan (LESIA Observatoire de Paris) Molecular complexity in cometary ices
  • 10:30 L. Julien (ENS) Complexity in chemistry