OoL digest — October 3 edition

This week we have 6 preprints and 7 new papers on the origin of life. Enjoy!

Astrobiology

Lightning-induced chemistry on tidally-locked Earth-like exoplanets – Braam et al. – Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Modification of the radioactive heat budget of Earth-like exoplanets by the loss of primordial atmospheres – Erkaev et al. – preprint

Predicted diversity in water content of terrestrial exoplanets orbiting M dwarfs – Kimura et al. – Nature Astronomy

Reduced late bombardment on rocky exoplanets around M-dwarfs – Lichtenberg et al. – preprint

A New Method for Finding Nearby White Dwarf Exoplanets and Detecting Biosignatures – Limbach et al. – preprint

Abiogenesis: the Carter argument reconsidered – Whitmire – International Journal of Astrobiology


Astrophysics

An astrophysical perspective of life. The growth of complexity – Sánchez et al. – preprint


Chemistry

Marine phosphate availability and the chemical origins of life on Earth – Brady et al. – Nature Communications


Geochemistry

Earth’s composition was modified by collisional erosion – Frossard et al. – Science


Mathematics

Saddle-node bifurcations in chemical reaction networks – Vassena – preprint


Microbiology

Petrified Chemical Gardens – Knoll et al. – ACS Earth and Space Chemistry

PHOTOSYNTHESIS UNDER SIMULATED RED DWARF STAR LIGHT: EXPLORING THE LIMITS OF PAR RADIATION – La Rocca et al. – preprint


Synthetic biology

Phospholipid synthesis inside phospholipid membrane vesicles – Eto et al. – Communications Biology

Alexandre Champagne‑Ruel
Alexandre Champagne‑Ruel
PhD Candidate - Astrophysics

My research interests include statistical physics, complex systems and major evolutionary transitions.