ELSI logo






Designed by art director Ms. Naoko Fukuoka, ELSI's logo is versatile in its symbolism: the globes to the right simultaneously represent a moon-forming giant impact, cell division, and planetary orbits. The lines branching out within the larger sphere create a phylogenetic tree that stands for the origin and evolution of life and, returning to the metaphor of planets, also symbolizes the origin and evolution of the Earth itself. In this manner, the logo embodies multiple fields of research at ELSI. Behind the letters of ELSI, semi-transparent infinity symbols are depicted. They signify both the infinite potential of ELSI's future research and the infinite knowledge awaiting discovery there.