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Paola Caselli

Prof. Dr. Paola Caselli

Center for Astrochemical Studies
Director - Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics


Life has emerged on Earth and maybe in other planets/moons in our Solar System and beyond. We find organic molecules in comets and pre-biotic materials such as carbonaceous chondrites or interplanetary dust particles. When stars reach the end of their lives, heavy elements will be incorporated into future generations of stars and planets. Understanding this cycle is fundamental to understand how stars and planets form, how organic material evolves and how life could originate.


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