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2005 Annual Science Report

University of Arizona Reporting  |  JUL 2004 – JUN 2005

Executive Summary

This year has been an extremely productive year for the Arizona NAI team. We have not only had significant progress in instrumentation and research but have made great advances in administrative and collaborative areas within our local community, within NAI, nationally and internationally.


In July 2005, the Arizona Board of Regents approved the establishment of the Life and Planets Astrobiology Center — LAPLACE — establishing a formal commitment to the pursuit of astrobiology and its primacy in research activities. This LAPLACE complements and overlaps with the entity within the NAI team structure, also known by the acronym LAPLACE. This center within the University of Arizona (UA) system will provide the administrative means to expand our study of astrobiology to complement the astronomical focused NAI team. Additionally, the UA’s College of Science hired its first astrobiology-designated faculty position under LAPLACE. Alex Pavlov (an NAI Ph ... Continue reading.

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