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Objectives

  • Integrate the early Earth and prebiotic chemistry communities and break down disciplinary barriers that stymy the pursuit of plausible prebiotic chemistry pathways.
  • Develop robust and fully-parameterized models of early Earth environments that can be explored both experimentally and theoretically for their potential to host prebiotic chemical pathways.
  • Promote novel and innovative experimental and theoretical approaches to exploring the abiotic → prebiotic → biotic transition.
  • Identify planetary conditions that can or cannot give rise to life’s chemistry and thus inform the exploration for life throughout the universe.
  • Characterize geochemical and geophysical constraints of early Earth environments that can be applied to test, verify, validate, and guide existing and future experimental and theoretical prebiotic chemistries.