Titleimage: Center for Space and Habitability (CSH)

The mission of the Center for Space and Habitability (CSH) is to foster dialogue and interactions between the various scientific disciplines interested in the formation, detection and characterization of other worlds, the definition of life and our search for it elsewhere in the Universe, and its implications for disciplines outside of the sciences.  Our members and affiliates include astronomers and astrophysicists, atmospheric, climate and planetary scientists, geologists and geophysicists, biologists, chemists and philosophers.  We are home to the CSH and Bernoulli Fellowships, which bring young, dynamic and talented researchers to the University of Bern, Switzerland, to conduct independent research.

View our peer-reviewed publications (sorted by year).

Current & Upcoming CSH Visitors
 Visitor schedules are coordinated using our Wikispaces webpage.
 Prof. Richard Nelson (London) G6 105 20/09
 Dr. Kostas Dialynas (Athens) G6 105 04/10
 Prof. Ewine van Dishoeck (Leiden) G6 204 18-20/10 
 Prof. Chris Ormel (Amsterdam) G6 105 11/10
 Prof. Karri Muinonen (Helsinki) G6 105 25/10
 Dr. Steve Charnley (NASA-GSFC) G6 105 01/11 
 Prof. Giovanna Tinetti (London) G6 204 08/11 
 Prof. Christine Hvidberg (Niels Bohr)  G6 105 08/11
 Prof. Bernard Marty (Lorraine) G6 105 15/11
 Prof. Xuening Bai (Harvard+Tsinghua) G6 204  21-23/11 
 Prof. Alan Lenardic (Rice) G6 105 22/11
 Prof. Hasok Chang (Cambridge) TBD 23/11 
 Prof. Hubert Klahr (Heidelberg) G6 105 29/11
 Prof. Tsevi Mazeh (Tel Aviv) G6 204 06/12
 Prof. Paola Caselli (MPE) G6 204 13/12
 Dr. Gael Chauvin (Grenoble) G6 105 20/12

The CSH is also responsible for the public outreach activities associated with the Bernese space missions.
Das CSH ist auch verantwortlich für die Öffentlichkeitsarbeit im Zusammenhang mit den Berner Raumfahrtmissionen.