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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)?

Featured Speakers:

  • 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

ROC 1.603
10601 Exploration Way
Austin, TX 78758


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