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Center for Space and Habitability, Phase 3 – Domain C – Project 8, Universität Bern, Welcome
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|Please give us a personal quote or a quote of a famous person (e.g. of Albert Einstein) that describes you and your life/work.
|“Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.” – Arthur C. Clarke
|Please describe your job in only one sentence and tell us what the most important goal of this work is.
|I am working on the SenseLife project which is searching for extraterrestrial microbial life through the exploration of homochirality as a potentially universal biosignature (using spectropolarimetry).
|How did you get into this research/work field?
|I am a microbiologist by training, but I have always had this incredible fascination for space, wondering whether we are alone in the Universe or not. The emerging field of Astrobiology perfectly combines my education with my passion.
|What would be the greatest discovery you would like to see in your life time?
|That would most definitely be the discovery of extraterrestrial life – be it microbial or intelligent.
|You work for the NCCR PlanetS. What do you think will the NCCR enable you to do you couldn’t do without it?
|Astrobiology is, by definition, a multidisciplinary field which can only be explored with the help of experts from a variety of different fields. PlanetS is the perfect environment to get in contact with all the right people to have great discussions and collaborations.