Astrobiology and Astrochemistry

Astrobiology is the study of the processes which led to the apparition of life on our planet and which may have or could enable it elsewhere. The LISA research on this topic follows two main paths: studies of the reactivity and evolution of organic matter in extraterrestrial environments and the search for molecular structures through remote sensing and in situ measurements. The LISA thus develops laboratory experiments simulating the conditions of extraterrestrial environments, participates to the designing and building up of chemical analyzers for (mostly ESA and NASA) spatial missions and participates to remote sensing campaigns.


Fabien Stalport, Laura Rouquette, Olivier Poch, Tristan Dequaire, Naila Chaouche, Shanele Payart, Cyril Szopa, Patrice Coll, Didier Chaput, Maguy Jaber, Francois Raulin, Herve Cottin

The Photochemistry on Space Station (PSS) Experiment:Organic Matter under Mars-like Surface UV RadiationConditions in Low Earth Orbit

Monday 29 July 2019
L. Selliez, C. Briois, N. Carrasco, L. Thirkell, R. Thissen, M. Ito, F.-R. Orthous-Daunay, G. Chalumeau, F. Colin, Herve Cottin, C. Engrand, L. Flandinet, Nicolas Fray, B. Gaubicher, Noel Grand, J.-P. Lebreton, A. Makarov, S. Ruocco, C. Szopa, V. Vuitton, Pascal Zapf

Identification of organic molecules with a laboratory prototype based on the Laser Ablation-CosmOrbitrap
Planetary and Space Science

Saturday 1 June 2019
E. Frattin, O. Munoz, F. Moreno, J. Nava, J. Escobar-Cerezo, J. C. Gomez Martin, D. Guirado, A. Cellino, Patrice Coll, Francois Raulin, I. Bertini, G. Cremonese, M. Lazzarin, G. Naletto and F. La Forgia

Experimental phase function and degree of linear polarization of cometary dust analogues

Saturday 12 January 2019
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