Scientists from 20 different countries will meet in Puerto Vallarta, to present the most recent results about the search for life outside the Earth, informed Miguel Chávez Dagostino, researcher at the National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics (INAOE).

The specialist said that the discussions will take place from March 31 to April 5 in the congress “Astrochemistry, Astrobiology and the Origin of Life”, which is part of the series “New Quests in Stellar Astrophysics.”

The organizer of the event also explained in a statement that the topics to be discussed are varied and interdisciplinary, such as the formation of complex molecules in regions where new generations of stars are forming. As well as the Characterization of exoplanets, Habitability of exoplanets, Scenarios of the emergence of life on Earth and other celestial objects, Space exploration and observation from the Earth of objects of astrobiological interest in the Solar System and historical, social and Educational Astrobiology.

The scientific director of the Great Millimeter Telescope (GTM) pointed out that there are several motivations behind this year’s congress. One of them, which has to do with Mexico, is that with the GTM, contributions can certainly be made in these research fields.

“This is the fourth event of the series, New Quests in Stellar Astrophysics”. This year’s international conference is multidisciplinary and it will have biologists, astrophysicists, chemists and sociologists from almost 20 countries.