Origins of Life – from evolution of planets to sparkles of life

Origins of Life – from evolution of planets to sparkles of life

Life is the most complex entity in this corner of the universe, and its origin is one of the biggest mysteries in science. Did life happen by chance on Earth? Is our planet the only one in the universe hosting life? To answer these questions, we need to penetrate the fundamental processes that made it possible. It took no magic but billions of years. Life emerged because of the interactions among millions of simpler constituents, in the fine-tuned conditions of a welcoming planet.
 
On Wednesday, November 17th, in the Science Café Nijmegen, our fellow Dennis Höning and Omer Markovitch will walk back the origin of life, starting from the formation of inhabitable planets up to the aggregation of the first life forms.

This activity is organised by the Science Café Nijmegen.

Learn more at the website of Science Café Nijmegen

Speakers

Dennis Höning

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Origins Center

Dennis Höning

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Origins Center

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I work on the interior and global evolution of Earth and other rocky planets. I explore interactions between reservoirs such as the influence of life on global volatile cycles. My goal is to understand how inhabited planets differ from lifeless planets and to use this knowledge to search for life beyond Earth.

Planetary evolution, Habitability, Astrobiology

Omer Markovitch

University of Groningen, Origins Center

Omer Markovitch

University of Groningen, Origins Center

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Studying the origins of life by extending principles from evolutionary biology to chemical replicators

Systems Chemistry, Prebiotic evolution, Computational chemistry, Artificial life, Water structure and dynamics
Agenda

17 November 2021

19.30h, Science Café Nijmegen, free entrance

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