Oct 15 – 17, 2012
AlbaNova University Centre
Europe/Stockholm timezone
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The EANA workshop will take place in the AlbaNova main building (Roslagstullsbacken 21) in the Klein auditorium. The lectures will begin on Monday, 15 Oct, at 9:30 (at 9:00 on the other days), and the last lecture will end on Wednesday, 17 Oct, at 18:30. Registration begins on Sunday, 14 October, 17:00-20:00, in the AlbaNova main building.

Main topics

  • Extrasolar planets
  • Astrophysics and astrochemistry
  • Geochemical origin of life
  • Origin and evolution of the biosphere
  • Planetary habitability & exploration (Mars, Titan, Europa, ...)
  • Extremophiles and early life
  • Astrobiology on the International Space Station
  • Artificial life
  • Miscellaneous subjects in astrobiology

    Some Photos of the Meeting

    Photos by Fabio Del Sordo
    Photos by Enrique Iñiguez Pacheco


  • 1 June, travel grant applications
  • 25 June, abstract submission
  • 1 August: hotel booking
  • 15 October: EANA'12 Workshop

    Travel grants

    Travel funds will be granted in priority to students (graduate and undergraduate) and young scientists submitting an abstract. Applications should be sent to Dr. Beda Hofmann (beda.hofmann_at_geo.unibe.ch) and should include: a short letter of motivation, a CV (age, field of research, present position, Institution, University, Laboratory, Address), and an abstract.

    Organized and/or sponsored by

    Nordita SWAN Stockholm University EANA Swedish Research Council Wenner-Gren Foundations Swedish National Space Board ESA Stockholm city

    The meeting is organized jointly by Nordita, the Astrobiology Center in Stockholm, and the Swedish Astrobiology Network.

    Logistic Issues and Accommodation

    Nordita has reserved some rooms in the following hotels in the price range between 900 and 1300 kr (Swedish krona) (about 100 to 145 Euros) per night. For booking, please contact one of the hotels in the list via e-mail or phone (not online booking) and provide them the registration number listed here:

    • HOTEL ODEN (1.8 km from Albanova)
      Registration number: G: 311 396
      Price: 1077 kr (single room)
    • HOTEL ARCADIA (700 mt from Albanova)
      Registration number: 682319
      Price: 1.575 kr (superior single room)
    • HOTEL HELLSTEN ( 1.7 km from Albanova)
      Registration number: 390950
      Price: 1.290 kr (single room)
    • REX HOTEL ( 1.7 km from Albanova)
      Registration number: 390951
      Price: 1.190 kr (single room)

    There are also several good quality hostels in Stockholm.

    [NB. It was earlier incorrectly stated here that Nordita can provide free accommodation for workshop participants.]

    How to get here? (this link has a description and several maps). The meeting takes place either in Nordita or in the main AlbaNova building, just next to the Nordita building.

    Preliminary book of abstracts: http://norlx51.nordita.org/~brandenb/astrobiology/EANA2012/booklet.pdf. If there are any corrections, please send an email to Fabio (fadiesis@gmail.com). Links to pdf files of individual abstract can be found in http://norlx51.nordita.org/~brandenb/astrobiology/EANA2012/single_abstracts, and the corresponding latex source files (in case of replacements) are in http://norlx51.nordita.org/~brandenb/astrobiology/EANA2012/abstracts_source.

    The papers from EANA 2011 are now online in OLEB (there will be a special issue when printed); see here. A similar opportunity may also exist for EANA 2012.

  • Starts
    AlbaNova University Centre
    Klein Auditorium
    Roslagstullsbacken 21
    Further details will be published as soon as available. If you are interested in participating, please register via this web page.