Origins webinars

Whatever your interest or objective, the Origins Center webinars are sure to meet your requirements. Connect with prominent astronomers, astrobiologists, ecologists, geologists and oceanographers. Learn more about how interdisciplinary research groups are trying to fathom the secrets of life and evolution.

Webinars – The Earth and the universe at your feet

The speakers and moderators we invite to our webinars are knowledge leaders in their field. What you may expect? Game-changers: renowned researchers who are actively working on one or more of the scientific themes within the Origins Center’s Research Agenda.

The webinars start at Tuesdays at 16.00 hours. The webinar will be about 30 minutes long.
Each webinar is followed by an open discussion with the speaker of about 30 minutes.

The Origins Center Webinar series 2021-2022

Tuesday 12 October 2021, 16.00 hours
David Deamer, Research Professor, Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Santa Cruz

Tuesday 9 November 2021, 16.00 hours
Mike Russell, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Tuesday 14 December 2021, 16.00 hours
Jim Cleaves, Earth Life Science Institute (ELSI)

Tuesday 8 February 2022, 16.00 hours

Tuesday 8 March 2022, 16.00 hours

Tuesday 12 April 2022, 16.00 hours

Tuesday 10 May 2022, 16.00 hours

Tuesday 14 June 2022, 16.00 hours

The Origins Center Webinar series 2020-2021

Tuesday 10 November, 2020, 16.00 hours
Charles Cockell, professor of Astrobiology, University of Edinburgh

Tuesday 8 December, 2020, 16.00 hours
– Jef Huisman, professor Aquatic Microbiology, IBED, University of Amsterdam

Tuesday 5 January, 2021, 16.00 hours
– Kate Adamala, professor of genetics at the University of Minnesota.

Tuesday 2 February 2021, 16.00 hours
– Eörs Szathmáry, professor theoretical evolutionary biology at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest

Tuesday 2 March 2021, 16.00 hours
– Betül Kaçar, Assistant Professor, University of Arizona

Tuesday 13 April 2021, 16.00 hours
Dieter Braun, professor Systems Biophysics, LMU Munich

Tuesday 11 May 2021, 16.00 hours
– Paola Caselli, professor at the Max-Planck Institute for extraterrestrial physics

Tuesday 8 June 2021, 16.00 hours
Daniel Needleman, Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University


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