Pauli E. Laine

Freelance astrobiologist & Cognitive scientist

Doctoral student, University of Jyväskylä, Cognitive Science
M.Sc., Tampere University of Technology, Information Technology
Freelance Astrobiologist

Astrobiology
Department of Biochemistry and Food Chemistry, University of Turku

Curriculum minor on Astrobiology, 2011 - 2013

Talk: Life as inflationary expanding phenomena at the 4th NoR HGT & LUCA Conference, 5-6 November 2018, Athens, Greece>br> Poster presentation at the The Ninth Moscow Solar System Symposium, 8-12 October 2018, Moscow, Russia
Poster presentation at the EANA 2018, 24-28 September 2018, Berlin, Germany
Talk: Transits in the Solar System and the Compostion of the Exoplanet Atmosheres at the EPSC 2018, 16-21 September 2018, Berlin, Germany
Talk: Transits in the Solar System and the Compostion of the Exoplanet Atmosheres at the COSPAR 2018, 14-22 July 2018, Pasadena, USA
Talk: Planetary Limits and the Fermi Paradox at the Socia 2018, 13-14 April 2018, Reno, USA
Poster presentation at the Life on Earth and beyond: emergence, survivability, and impact on the environment, 19-24 March 2018, Bertinoro, Italy
Talk: White Dwarfs and Icy Worlds - Evolving Habitability at the EANA 2017, August 14-16, 2017, Aarhus, Denmark
Questing for Life: Emerging Scholar Workshops on the Societal Implications of Astrobiology at the CTI, June 12-16, 2017, Princeton, USA
Talk: Life on Icy Worlds? Energence vs. Panspermia at the AbSciCon2017, April 24-28, 2017, Mesa, USA
Four poster presentations at the AbSciCon2017, April 24-28, 2017, Mesa, USA
Poster presentation at the Early Earth and ExoEarths, April 3-7, 2017, Warsaw, Poland
Book chapter in Gordon, R.& Sharov A. (eds.) Habitability of the Universe before Earth, Elsevier, 2017 (with Sohan Jheeta)
Poster presentation at the EANA2016, 27-30 September 2016, Athens, Greece *Poster Award!*
Poster presentation at the Evolution of chemical complexity, 12-15 September 2016, Liblice, Czech Republic
Poster presentation at the From star and planet formation to early life, 25-28 April 2016, Vilnius, Lithuania
Paper: Transits in the Solar System and the Compostion of the Exoplanet Atmosheres, to be published
Talk: Transits in the Solar System and the Compostion of the Exoplanet Atmosheres at the Mission to Habitable Worlds, 28-29 October 2015, Budapest, Hungary
Lead co-author of NASA Astrobiology Strategy 2015
Poster presentation at the EANA2015, ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, Ocotber 6-9, 2015
Paper: The Sagan-Mayr debate revisited, to be published
Poster presentation at the AbSciCon2015, Chicago, USA, June 15-19, 2015
Summer course Life on Earth and Beyond, Ven, Sweden, May 2015
Poster presentation at Habitability in the Universe: From the Early Earth to Exoplanets, Porto, Portugal, March 2015
Paper: Possibilities and challenges of detecting biomarkers in a Europa plume by means of THz remote sensing, The workshop on the potential for finding life in a Europa plume, NASA JPL, Feb 2015
Paper: Levels of habitability and the origin and evolution of life, to be published
Short paper: SETI - Astrobiological considerations in Astrosociological Insights
Paper: Europa Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA NSPIRES proposal, 2014
Paper: Asteroids, meteors and comets, and the origin of life, to be published
NASA Astrobiology Strategy Workshop, Washington, D.C., USA, March 21-24 2014
Poster presentation at the Science and Challenges of Lunar Sample Return Workshop, ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, Feb 18-19 2014
Paper: Simulating lateral gene transfer on early ribozymelike agents, to be published
Poster presentation at the 13th European Workshop on Astrobiology (EANA 2013), Szczecin, Poland
NASA Astrobiology Roadmap Workshop, NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia, USA, June 17-20 2013
Paper: Habitability in the Solar System and new planetary missions, arXiv:1310.7121, 2013
Poster presentation at 12th European Workshop on Astrobiology (EANA 2012), Stockholm, Sweden
Visiting lecturer, Introduction to Astrobiology course, University of Jyväskylä, 2014

Research interests: Habitability in the Solar System (esp. Mars and Europa), planetary science, philosophy of astrobiology, and origin and evolution of life.
Research topics: computer simulations (origin of life, habitability, exoplanets), instrumentation proposals to space agencies, and theoretical speculations.
Member of European Astrobiology Network Association (EANA)

Cognitive Science
Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, University of Jyväskylä

Doctoral student, University of Jyväskylä & Center of Interdisciplinary Brain Research (CIBR), 2014-
M.Sc., University of Jyväskylä, 2014

The working title of my is PhD thesis is "Productive networks of the brain". I'm planning to study with MEG what brain areas are involved in human productive capabilities.

M.Sc. thesis:
Kognition produktiivisten kykyjen yhteinen neuraalinen perusta,
(Common neural correlates of cognitive productivity), 2014, JYX

In my thesis I conclude, that there is no single source for all human productive capabilities. It is better to describe network of different brain areas as a potential source for productivity. Furthermore, it seems that this potentiality can only realize under certain cultural activation.

Poster presentation at the Toward a Science of Consciousness 2015, Helsinki, Finland, June 2015

Research interests: Cognitive neuroscience, biolinguistics, neural correlates of productivity.

AstroCognition

My intention is to converge astrobiology and cognitive science into cognitive astrobiology (or astrocognition, cf. D. Dunér 2013), i.e. are human cognitive capabilities unique (and arbitary), or is there a universal road to language augmented thinking and culture? And what are the environmental constraints?

Paper: "Situated and Embodied Cognition and Its Relevance to Extraterrestrial Intelligence", to be published

Physics and Space Technology

M.Sc. student in Physics, University of Jyväskylä
My M.Sc. thesis is about the cosmic lithium problem
Minor in Physics, Tampere University of Technology, 2010

Talk: "Fission Fragment Rockets" at the Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop, Huntsville, USA, October 3-6 2017
Poster presentation at the International Symposium on Moon 2020-2030, ESA/ESTEC, The Netherlands, December 2015
Presentation at the First Landing Site/Exploration Zone Workshop for Human Missions, Houston, USA, October 2015
Accepted paper: "Exoplanets and a backup plan for Life on Earth", 100 Year Public Symposium 2015, Santa Clara, USA
Presentation "Exoplanets and Survival Kits. Where to go and what to pack for an Interstellar Voyage?" at 100 Year Starship 2014 Symposium, Houston, TX, USA, September 19-21 2014
Paper published in the 100 Year Starship 2014 Public Symposium Conference Proceedings, available on Amazon
Presentation "To the Stars with Current Technology?" at 100 Year Starship 2013 Symposium, Houston, TX, USA, September 20-22 2013
Paper published in the 100 Year Starship 2013 Public Symposium Conference Proceedings, available on Amazon

Usability and HCI

M.Sc., Technology, Tampere University of Technology, 2010

Tietoteknisen tilannekuvan käytettävyyden arviointi,
(Usability Evaluation of the Information Technological Situation Picture System), 2010, TUT DPub

Email: pauli.e.laine(AT)jyu.fi
Twitter: #PauliLaine