This summer school, run by the Institut Origines at Aix-Marseille University and the Origins theme from the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, will provide a unique platform to access both basic and cutting edge knowledge related to the study of the origin of terrestrial planets and life based on the analysis of extraterrestrial samples in Earth laboratories. We will have a particular focus on recent and future sample return missions. This multdisciplinary summer school will address domains including cosmochemistry, astrobiology, astrophysics, planetology, and more. We will learn through lectures and practicals from our large set of world experts as well as from more informal exchanges through a series of round tables with dedicated topics.


(Poster : Sarah Anderson)

  • Guillaume Avice: Distribution of volatile elements in the Solar system: new views from sample return missions 
  • Pierre Beck: Infrared properties of extra-terrestrials samples and sample return of primitive matter from the outer Solar System
  • Lydie Bonal: Organic matter in primitive cosmomaterials
  • Razvan Caracas: Origin of the Moon based on ab initio approach
  • Guy Consolmagno: Why Do We Do Look Up At The Heavens?
  • Jean Duprat: Link between IDPs and meteorites
  • Jerome Gattacceca: Magnetic field in the primitive solar system
  • Louis d’Hendecourt: From extraterrestrial samples to the molecular origin of life?
  • Ryuki Hyodo: Perspectives on JAXA's Upcoming Planetary Exploration Missions: A Focus on Asteroids, Comets, and Saturn's Rings 
  • Thorsten Kleine: The great isotopic dichotomy of the early solar system
  • Dante Lauretta:  OSIRIS-Rex mission: analysis of the Bennu samples
  • Benedicte Menez:  How to cook ingredients for life from water rock reactions on Earth and beyond ?
  • Olivier Mousis:  Icy moons: which are the most promising targets for sample return?
  • Frederic Moynier: Phobos sample return
  • Sara Russell: Mars sample return & Curation
  • Pierre Vernazza : Meteorite parent bodies: overview


  • Sarah Anderson - AMU - Institut Origines - LAM
  • Carine Sadaka - AMU - Institut Origines - CEREGE
  • Anna Musolino - AMU - Institut Origines - CEREGE
  • Lounis Ait Oufella - AMU - Institut Origines - CEREGE
  • Alizée Amsler Moulanier - AMU - Institut Origines - LAM
  • Marianna Angrisani - INAF & University of Rome
  • Chloé Arthozoul - Université Grenoble Alpes
  • Bianka Babrian - The Open University
  • Gaëlle Belleau-Magnat - Université de Sherbrooke
  • Sophie Benaroya Fucile - University of Alberta
  • Tom Benest - AMU - Institut Origines - LAM
  • Yannis Bennacer - AMU - Institut Origines - LAM
  • Emelia Branagan-Harris - Natural History Museum/University of Oxford
  • Caroline Caplan - California State University San Marcos
  • Íñigo de Loyola Chacartegui Rojo - CEA
  • Frédéric Diotte - Université de Sherbrooke
  • Massimo Germenà - INAF
  • Helen Grant - INAF
  • Melissa Kontogiannis - UA - LPL
  • Georgy Makhatadze - IPGP
  • Ophelie Mcintosh - Penn State University
  • Lisette Melendez - Purdue University
  • Sebastian Perez-Lopez - Brown University
  • José Ramírez Colón - Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Soumya Ray - Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Lianis Reyes Rosa - University of Virginia
  • Liza Riches - The Open University
  • Fernando Tinaut-Ruano - Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias
  • Vanesa Tobon Valencia - Université de Grenoble Alpes
  • Lionel Vacher - Université de Grenoble Alpes
  • Félix Vayrac - IPGP
  • Nathalia Vega Santiago - UA - LPL
  • Sawsan Wehbi - UA - GIDP

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école d'été 2024
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