Understanding Planetary Habitability Pop-Up Workshop
Featured Topic: Origin of Life
Despite enormous advances in our understanding in many areas of biology, the origin of life remains an unsolved problem. Some questions to be addressed in week 1 include: Where did life originate? Undersea vents, hot springs, impact craters, or elsewhere? How are the precursors for life produced? How does abiotic chemistry make the transition to a system that can replicate and evolve? What does current life tell us about the habitat and metabolism of the Last Universal Common Ancestor (LUCA)?
- Laurie Barge, Research Scientist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
- David Kring, Senior Staff Scientist, USRA Lunar and Planetary Institute
- Loren Williams, Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology
Please register here.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit Pop-Up Institute’s website.
Jun 12, 2018 - Jun 14, 2018
10601 Exploration Way
Austin, TX 78758