Tentative Schedule and List of Topics

We’ve added a tentative schedule for the field portion of the course in the Izu/Hakone region, as well as a tentative list of seminars and hands-on tutorials that will be taking place during the classroom portion of the course at ELSI! Please see below, or check out the Curriculum tab. We anticipate that the application will be up and running in the near future, so if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to e-mail updates by filling out the form on the side.

Tentative Schedule

Jan 21st 
Arrival in Tokyo – You MUST arrive by the evening on the 21st in order to be at ELSI at 9AM on January 22nd for the start of the school; if you are late arriving at ELSI on the morning of Jan 22nd (for whatever reason), you will not be able to attend the Winter School and you will be solely responsible for all expenses incurred

Jan 22nd
9AM – Meet at ELSI for registration and introduction

Field Portion of the Course (Jan 23 – Jan 26)

Jan 23nd – Jan 26th
Morning/Day Time – Field expeditions to various geological sites in the Izu peninsula and the Hakone region, including volcanic formations and faults, geoparks, hot springs, and local research institutes
Afternoon – Arrive at lodging (local inns and hotels in the Izu/Hakone region)
Evening (except Jan 26th) – Dinner and seminars/discussion

Jan 26th
~6PM – Return to ELSI

Jan 27th – 28th
(Mostly) free time over the weekend (there may be a lecture and/or optional organized group excursions to points in greater Tokyo)

Classroom Portion of the Course (Jan 29 – Feb 2)

Morning/Afternoon – We will have various seminars and hands-on tutorials from experts in a diverse range of research fields. There will also be ample opportunity to interact with the research community at ELSI, participate in ELSI social activities, and join local excursions to parts of greater Tokyo

Tentative seminar and tutorial topics
Deep Earth Core and Mantle Dynamics
Seismology
Planetary Formation and Star System Evolution
Exoplanets
Geochemistry and Geobiology
Bioinformatics
Molecular Phylogenetics
Prebiotic Chemistry
Microbial Physiology
Extremophiles
Artificial Life
Open Questions in the Origin of Life

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