Webinar: Michael Russell

All the constituents for life’s emergence were there, at a submarine alkaline vent, about 4.4 billion years ago.

Webinar: Michael Russell

How did life emerge and evolve from a complex mineral at a submarine vent

Tuesday 9 November 2021, 16.00 hours
Prof. Michael Russell, NIS Università degli Studi di Torino

Join the YouTube stream: youtu.be/IR7Gh1H5gzE

Since forty years, submarine vents, or rocky water-spewing chimneys on the ocean floors, have been a main focus in the search for the origin of life. 
Prof. Michael Russell presents his hypothesis for the origin of life in these submarine vents. He explains how these submarine vents are attractive candidate locations as their structure contains many small pores. These pores serve as little pockets where water and elements can concentrate and react. He gives insight in how the prebiotic chemistry in these vents could have resulted in the formation of chemical compounds essential to life.

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9 November 2021

16.00 hours, online


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