Khashayar Teymoori, graphic designer and art director of the Tunnel Studio, won European Astrobiology institute Logo Design Contest.
Astrobiology institute is a consortium
founded by leading European space research organisations (CNRS (France), Centro de
Astrobiología (Spain), CNES (France), DLR (Germany), FNRS (France) and INAF (Italy) as
well as 20 universities and research centres.
Astrobiology, formerly known as exobiology, is an interdisciplinary scientific field concerned with the origins, early evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe. Astrobiology considers the question of whether extraterrestrial life exists, and if it does, how humans can detect it.
Astrobiology makes use of molecular biology, biophysics, biochemistry, chemistry, astronomy, physical cosmology, exoplanetology and geology to investigate the possibility of life on other worlds and help recognize biospheres that might be different from that on Earth. The origin and early evolution of life is an inseparable part of the discipline of astrobiology. Astrobiology concerns itself with interpretation of existing scientific data, and although speculation is entertained to give context, astrobiology concerns itself primarily with hypotheses that fit firmly into existing scientific theories.
Khashayar Teymoori is to be celebrated in person as the Designer of the Year At the European Biennale of Astronomy Conference in Lapalma one of the Canary Islands of Spain.