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NASA University of Arizona, Steward Observatory National Optical Astronomy Observatory

Astrobiology Graduate Conference

January 7-10, 2004

A conference organized for and by graduate students working in the many fields encompassed by the study of Astrobiology

Sponsored by the NASA Astrobiology Institute
University of Arizona, Steward Observatory and
National Optical Astronomy Observatory

To be held in Tucson, AZ, at the University of Arizona and Marriott Hotel

Invited Speakers

Mark Claire, UW-Seattle
Modeling the Rise of Atmopheric Oxygen
Corey Cohn, Stony Brook
Mineral Generated H2O2 and OH
Josh Eisner, Caltech
Circumstellar Disks Around Young Stars
Kevin Hand, Stanford
Biosignatures on Europa
Jelte Harnmeijer, UW-Seattle
BIF-hosted Phosphates
Rachel Horak, William and Mary
Light Production in Bacterial Mats
Andrew Howard, Harvard
Optical SETI
Julie Huber, UW-Seattle
Subseafloor Biosphere
Matthew Hurtgen, Pennsylvania State University
Geochemistry of the Maieberg Formation
Vladimir Ivkovic, Institute of Anthropological Research, Croatia
Neurocybernetics of Emerging Biotic Systems
Hilary Justh, Pennsylvania State University
Warming Early Mars with Methane
Stanimir Metchev, Caltech
Imaging of Extrasolar Planets
Hector Montiel, UNAM
Interstellar Amino Acid Formation
Jim Moran, Pennsylvania State University
Anaerobic Methane Consumption
Annika Mosier, Desert Research Institute
Microbial Assemblages in Ice-Sealed Lake Vida
Erika Offerdahl, University of Arizona
Student's Understanding of Key Astrobiology Concepts
Dominic Papineau, CU-Boulder
Precambrian Evolution of Atmospheric Oxygen
Sean Raymond, UW-Seattle
Delivery of Water to TerrestrialPlanets
Aubrey Zerkle, Penn State
Trace Metal Biosignatures
Olga Zhaxybayeva, University of Connecticut
Evolution of the Three Domains of Life

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