Join the search for knowledge of life’s origins and presence in the universe.
Contribute to building a legacy and be among the first cohort to embark on an incredible journey with this new MPhil offered at the University of Cambridge.
Tackle the most profound research question, with exceptional training in communication, collaboration, and the science of our search for life in the universe.
We are a community of scientists from across the University of Cambridge. We apply theory, experiment and observation to investigate planetary sciences and life in the universe, and we are passionate about educating the next leaders in this fundamental, diverse, and fast moving field.
You are a science graduate passionate to understand more about the search for life’s origins and presence in the universe. You enjoy the challenge of interdisciplinary study, engaging with cutting edge science, and collaborating with your peers. You are committed to developing excellent analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills as core to your pursuit of questions at the frontier of knowledge.
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Together We Can…
Together we can learn about the potential origins and prevalence of life in the universe. Come join us!
We look forward to welcoming you and together asking and answering the questions that fascinate us: How do planets maintain stable climates? What is the origin of planetary systems and how do they assemble? How can we find biospheres on other planets? How might pre-biotic to biotic transitions occur? What does the history of life on Earth teach us about the requirements for life?
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Prof Alex Archibald
works on chemistry of planetary atmospheres at the Dept of Chemistry
Dr Amy Bonsor
works on planetary dynamics & formation at the Institute of Astronomy
Dr Emily Mitchell
works on evolution of life & biospheres at the Dept of Zoology
Dr Paul Rimmer
works on experimental astrochemistry at the Dept of Physics