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Our scientific opportunities support the community through six distinct modes of operation. Links to proposal templates or on-line submission forms are provided for each individual tool.

Find explanations, forms of applications and an overview of current and past activities.


26. April 2024

Geophysics of Exoplanets: How Studies of Earth can Inform the Search for Life in the Universe

Online Seminar with Tilman Spohn (DLR, Berlin, Germany)

ISSI’s Game Changers online seminar series was launched during the first Covid-19-related lockdown in summer 2020 to help keep the community together. Up until this 100th webinar, the series has covered a wide range of topics, from climate change on Earth to life in the universe and the Big Bang.

22. April 2024

Job Posting: Discipline Scientists (Exoplanet Sciences, Planetary Science and Climate Science)

The International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, Switzerland, invites applications for a Discipline Scientist in the areas of

1) Exoplanet Sciences

2) Planetary Science and

3) Climate Science

27. May 2023

Billions of Planets in the Milky Way: The Quest for Earth-Twins and Maybe Life

“Do there exist many worlds, or is there but a single world? This is one of the most noble and exalted questions in the study of Nature.”

Albertus Magnus (circa 1200–1280)

Are there other worlds in the universe? Does life exist elsewhere in the cosmos? The technology of our time has made it possible to transform this dream of antiquity into a fascinating field of current astrophysics.

A Spiral Amongst Thousands
Credits ESA/Webb, NASA & CSA, A. Martel