EPSC 2018 – Session: Organic matter in Space – call for abstracts

Call for abstract for the European Planetary Science Congress 2018, EPSC 2018
Session: Organic Matter in Space

16โ€“21 September 2018, Berlin, Germany https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EPSC2018/session/29897

Abstract deadline: 16 May 2018, 13:00 CEST.

Dear colleagues,

We would like to invite the world-wide community of planetary scientists working on the organic matter to submit an abstract to our session “Organic Matter in Space” that is co-organized between the Small Bodies (SB) and Astrobiology (AB) programme groups.


Organic matter was abundant in the protosolar nebula, as attested by the wide range of organic compounds in the primitive bodies of our solar system, such as comets and carbonaceous chondrites. These organic compounds were delivered to the early Earth and may have played a role in the emergence of life. However, the origin of this organic matter remains debated. Is it synthesized in the protosolar nebula and/or inherited from the interstellar medium?

This session focuses on the organic matter origin and evolution in astrophysical environments and on the connection that could exist between the organic matter of the interstellar medium and the compounds detected in primitive bodies of the solar system.

This session invites communications on experimental, theoretical and observational studies related to the origin of organic matter in the primitive bodies, such as: a) detection and evolution of organic compounds in the interstellar medium, b) characterization and evolution of the organic matter in primitive bodies, c) distribution of organic matter in the protosolar disk, d) observation of organic matter in planetary surfaces.

The session will consist of Oral and Poster contributions.

You may see all deadlines & milestones of the conference at the following website: https://www.epsc2018.eu/information/deadlines_and_milestones.html

Please forward this message to colleagues who may be interested.

We look forward to seeing you in Berlin.

With best wishes,

Conveners : Vassilissa Vinogradoff, Grรฉgoire Danger, Laurent Remusat.