Overview of the Workshop

Life in Space International Lecture & Workshop Tour

Principal Facilitator

Pushkar Ganesh Vaidya, Scientist & Head, IARC


Aliens, Alpha Centauri, Artificial Intelligence, Asteroids, Big Bang, Black Holes, Breakthrough, Business, Entrepreneurship, Extraterrestrial, Extremophiles, Galaxy, Interstellar, Kepler, Law, Mars, NASA, Panspermia, SETI, Simulation, Solar System, Space, Stars, Sun, Terraforming, United Nations, Universe, Venus

Organized by

Indian Astrobiology Research Centre (IARC)

For the Benefit of

The proceeds of this workshop will aid in capacity building of the not-for-profit research organization, the Indian Astrobiology Research Foundation (IARF).

Workshop Topics & Sessions

Workshop Highlights

Life in Space (v.1) is a capsule workshop which will consist of the following;

  1. Talk
  2. PowerPoint Presentations
  3. Film Screening
  4. Question & Answer Sessions
  5. Hands-On-Activity
  6. Recordings
  7. Special Handouts


Session 1

  1. Origin of Life in the Universe
  2. Life at the Extremes
  3. Fermi Paradox: Are We Alone?

Session 2

  1. Habitable Zones: Stars & Galaxies
  2. Life in Solar System
  3. Search for Extraterrestrial Life

Session 3

  1. Human Settlements in Space
  2. Interplanetary Space Missions
  3. Artificial Intelligence

Session 4

  1. Space: Jobs & Entrepreneurship
  2. Space: Law & Society

Special Session

  1. Hands-On-Activity: NASA Planet Hunters