Einstein in the dome - Searching for Life in Space

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Einstein in the dome - Searching for Life in Space
Dr. Andreas Elsäßer, Dr. Riccardo Giovanni Urso / Lecture & fulldome projection / 90 min

Is there life on other planets in the universe? Or does life only exist on Earth? These are some of mankind's oldest questions. Today we can utilise  technologies that might help to answer them. Andreas Elsaesser from Freie Universität Berlin and Riccardo Urso from the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics study the conditions for life in space and on other planets. Their lecture will give us an insight into the scientific possibilities of searching for extraterrestrial life today. What are researchers actually looking for in the endless universe? How can we explore life and its prerequisites in space? And not least, their research touches upon the big philosophical question: What is life?

Dr. Andreas Elsäßer, Experimental Biophysics and Space Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin / Dr. Riccardo Giovanni Urso, National Institute for Astrophysics Italy (INAF), Catania / Moderation: Dr. Jochen Müller, Science Communicator & Curator

In cooperation with Einstein Foundation Berlin & Jochen Müller

A format in the Science Year 2023 - Our Universe

Dr. Jochen Müller

Neurobiologist and Science Journalist

Dr. Andreas Elsäßer

Experimental Biophysics and Space Sciences