- We had some gifts for the participants! Here in Japan, towels are a big deal, and restrooms do not usually have paper towels, so we decided to give our own ELSI towels!
- ELSI is located at the boundary between Ota and Meguro, in Tokyo. And we can have a nice view over Fuji-san as soon as the weather is clear! Winter sunny days are perfect!
- — Lauren Seyler, Ph.D. (@mousquemere)Tue, Jan 10 2017 00:43:02ELSI is funded by the Japanese government to promote international, interdisciplinary research on origin of life/astrobiology #ELSI2017
- This was our first time organizing this event, so we were quite excited! First time live tweeting in English an ELSI event as well!
- The morning was 6 talks, by invited young researchers. First one, Marie Laure Pons, from Cambridge.
- — Lauren Seyler, Ph.D. (@mousquemere)Tue, Jan 10 2017 00:51:29First up Marie-Laure Pons of Cambridge on Archean hydrothermalism, serpentinization and early life (I'm all about this) #ELSISympo
- — Lauren Seyler, Ph.D. (@mousquemere)Tue, Jan 10 2017 00:53:28Pons: Different contexts for oceanic hydrothermalism, but always associated with life and always involve serpentinization #ELSISympo
- — Steve Vance (@steve_vance)Tue, Jan 10 2017 00:53:37Discussing origin of life and coevolution of planets with top researchers from around the world at Earth-Life Science Institute #ELSISympo.
- — ELSI (@ELSI_Titech)Tue, Jan 10 2017 00:56:18Pons: The serp. of the oceanic lithosphere is a hydrothermal react. that may have played a critical role in the emergence of life #ELSISympo
- — Lauren Seyler, Ph.D. (@mousquemere)Tue, Jan 10 2017 00:57:05Pons: black smokers = sulfides, white smokers = sulfates, serpentine mud volcanos = CO2 (depends on redox conditions) #ELSISympo
- — Donato Giovannelli (@d_giovannelli)Tue, Jan 10 2017 01:02:38Maire Pons: we did most study Lost City Serpentinization because in the Archaean sulfate was non existent, so not a good proxy #ELSIsympo
- — Donato Giovannelli (@d_giovannelli)Tue, Jan 10 2017 01:04:45Correction: Pons: we did not study Lost City Serpentinization because in the Archaean sulfate was non existent, so not good proxy #ELSIsympo
- — Lauren Seyler, Ph.D. (@mousquemere)Tue, Jan 10 2017 01:07:19Pons: archaea in Mariana mud volcanoes (CH4, H2, mackinawite), high pH stabilizes amino acids, P limiting nutrient (P sink here) #ELSISympo
- — Lauren Seyler, Ph.D. (@mousquemere)Tue, Jan 10 2017 01:08:05Pons: Mariana mud volcanos are good potential site for origin of life on Earth for all these reasons #ELSISympo
ELSI 5th Symposium: Young Researchers' Day
Young Researchers' Day was a day dedicated to early career researchers working on the origin of Earth and Life, organized by the Earth Life Science Institute (ELSI) at Tokyo Institute of Technology on January 10, 2017. Morning was presentations from 6 researchers, and afternoon discussion session.