The primitive earth: cradle of life

Participants

Wladyslaw Altermann, Nicolas Arndt, Sam Bowring, André Brack (Organiser), Roger Buick, Sjoukje De Vries, Maarten De Wit, Yves Fouquet, Nils Holm, Philippe Labrot, Bernard Marty, Wout Nijman, Euan Nisbet, Beate Orberger, Daniele Pinti, Minik Rosing, Franck Selsis, Mark Van Zuilen, Cyrille Vanlerberghe, Frances Westall (Organiser)

Review

The primitive earth: cradle of life
André Brack, France Westall
1-7 March, 2004

The review of this seminar being written in French, here after are indicated the titles of the talks given during this meeting:

Wladyslaw ALTERMANN (Centre de Biophysique Moléculaire, CNRS, Orléans, France) – Debate on the authenthicity of the Earth’s earliest cellular fossiles

Nicolas ARNDT (LGCA, Maison des Géosciences, Université de Grenoble, France) – Conditions at the surface of the Archean Earth

Sam BOWRING (Dept. Earth, Planetary and Atmospheric Sciences, MIT, USA) – Earth’s earliest crust and implications for crustal growth recycling

André BRACK (Centre de Biophysique Moléculaire, CNRS, Orléans, France) – The chemical origins of life

Roger BUICK (Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington, USA) – Early evolution of life: the molecular evidence

Sjoukje DE VRIES (Institute of Earth Sciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands) – Sedimentology and hydrothermal activity

Maarten DE WIT (Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa) – Geological observations in Archean terrains, especially greenstone belt

Yves FOUQUET (IFREMER, Plouzan, France) – Diversity of hydrothermal systems in the modern ocean

Nils HOLM (Dept Geology and Geochemistry, Stockholm University, Sweden) – Organic geochemistry in hydrothermal environments

Philippe LABROT (Centre de Biophysique Moléculaire, CNRS, Orléans, France) – Atomic force microscopy of precambrian microfossils

Bernard MARTY (Centre de Recherches Pétrographiques et Géochimiques, Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy, France) – Very Early Earth

Wout NIJMAN (Institute of Earth Sciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands) – Early Archaean collapse basins and the localization of hydrothermal systems

Euan NISBET (Department of Earth Sciences, Royal Halloway College, University of London, UK) – The evolution of a microbial ecology

Beate ORBERGER (Departement des Sciences de la Terre, Université Paris XI, Orsay, France) – 1) Cherts: a key material for the search of life – 2) the N-story of an Archean BIF-bearing chert

Daniele PINTI (Département des Sciences de la Terre, FRE 2566 CNRS-UPS (ORSAYTERRE), Orsay, France) – Origins of oceans and their early evolution

Minik ROSING (Geological Museum, University of Copenhagen, Denmark) – Early life and how it changed our planet

Franck SELSIS (Centro de Astrobiología (CSIC/INTA), Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial, Madrid, Spain) – Early evolution of the atmosphere

Cyrille VANLERBERGHE (Le Figaro, Paris, France)

Mark van ZUILEN (Centre de Recherches Pétrographiques et Géochimiques, Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy, France) – Isotopie evidence for early life

Frances WESTALL (Centre de Biophysique Moléculaire, CNRS, Orléans, France) – Early life evolutionary level and diversity

Read the review in French

 

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