2nd Circular

by admin on 02:17 PM

~2nd Circular~ [link to 1st Circular]

We are pleased to provide you the latest information about the Misasa International Symposium MISASA VII “Sample return and Astrobiology” (December 19–21, 2018).

The overall session plan for the symposium has now been formulated in http://sympo.misasa.okayama-u.ac.jp/misasa_vii/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Second_Circular_MisasaVII_2018.pdf. The scientific scope of the symposium will include researches on terrestrial and extra-terrestrial materials collected on Earth or other bodies in the Solar system with a common goal of understanding the origin, evolution, and dynamics of the Earth and planets. We plan to discuss the latest topics on going and future solar explorations, including sample return missions, and future perspectives of the astrobiology with our approach of comprehensive geochemistry and geochronology. These themes encompass the core researches at Institute for Planetary Materials.

The deadlines for both registration and abstract submission are December 3, 2018. If you have not already done so, please register and then submit your abstract at the site shown below. The symposium program will be distributed during the symposium.

We anticipate that the symposium will bring together scientists of diverse backgrounds to deepen discussions on the latest topics and future perspectives in Earth and planetary materials science and related fields. We hope that the symposium will also serve as a forum to strengthen the capacity and roles of our “Institute for Planetary Materials” for collaborative research, and foster collaborative relationships with the participants.

We look forward to meeting you in Tottori, Japan.

Eizo Nakamura
(chair of the Organizing Committee, Institute for Planetary Materials, Okayama University)