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Leverhulme Centre for Life in the Universe



On Life's Origins: a View from Astrophysics

Guest speaker Professor Dimitar Sasselov
Department of Astronomy, Harvard University

26 October 2023 5:30-6:30pm

What is the best approach to constrain the geochemical scenarios for the origins of life on Earth? 

Prof Sasselov will introduce us to the most recent, cutting edge research, highlighting two specific studies: the need for extreme selectivity in the prebiotic organic synthesis and the role of UV light and pools with magnetic surfaces play in leading to the origin of biological homochirality, and the early evolution of function among the growing genetic polymers.



Main Lecture Theatre Department of Zoology Entry is via the Department of Zoology, Monkey Parade Entrance (by the Museum of Zoology), through the archway from Downing Street. (accessible without a swipe card)

Registration and further details via Eventbrite

Thursday, 26 October, 2023 - 05:30 to 06:30
Event location: 
Main Lecture Theatre Department of Zoology