19.02.2014 | Moscow

Press-Conference held at the Italian Embassy on “Space as a Source of Life”

The Press-Conference was the occasion to communicate a series of new discoveries that indicate a possible road to unveil the Origin of Life. Such discoveries are the result of the joint work of two groups of scientists respectively Italian and Russian.

impression from the press conference | © Italian Embassy in Moscow
impression from the press conference | © Italian Embassy in Moscow

By identifying the phenomenon Life with reproducible interaction of genetic and metabolic cycles which give rise to hypercycles of organization (birth) and de-organization (death) of chemical information, it was discovered that such processes take place spontaneously in presence of inorganic catalysts. The most active and efficient catalysts are materials coming from Space (meteorites). Such innovative chemical syntheses will become extremely numerous and productive, if one exposes one`s sample to Cosmic Rays: on Earth cosmic radiation was simulated by the Heavy Ion beams accelerated by Dubna Nuclotron. This is a strong indication of the probable extra-terrestrial origin of Life in the interplanetary space of the Solar System.

impression from the press conference | © Italian Embassy in Moscow
impression from the press conference | © Italian Embassy in Moscow

100 members attended the Press-Conference , about 2/3 from the academic scientific worlds and 1/3 from the media world. The main Institutions present have been:

  1. Institute of Biomedical Problems of RAS
  2. Mathematical Institute of RAS (Stekhlov) (present Ac. A, Slavnov)
  3. Sternberg National Astronomic Institute (GAIS)
  4. Lomonosov Moscow State University
  5. MEPhI (National Nuclear University MEPhI)
  6. Institute of Palaeontology of RAS (Director present, Ac. A. Rozanov)
  7. Emanuel Institute of Biochemical Physics (present Ac. M. Ostrovsky)
  8. Piragov State Research Medical University
  9. Oncological Pediatric Clinic (present Prof. S. Rumyanzev)
  10. State Chemical Technical University of Ivanovo
  11. Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Dubna)
  12. Institute of Protein of RAS (Pushino)
  13. Teachers of the Italian School ”I. Calvino”.

impression from the press conference | © Italian Embassy in Moscow
impression from the press conference | © Italian Embassy in Moscow

Contact

Pietro Fre`
Ambasciata d'Italia in Russia, Mosca - Scienza
mosca.scienza@esteri.it

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