1. Origins of Life, Artificial Life, & Astrobiology (OoLALA) Research Showcase: Searching for the Laws of Life

    The Origins of Life, Artificial Life, & Astrobiology (OoLALA) Research Showcase highlights advances in research into life’s origins, distribution, and future in the universe. The lectures can be streamed live. Image credit: None
    The Origins of Life, Artificial Life, & Astrobiology (OoLALA) Research Showcase highlights advances in research into life’s origins, distribution, and future in the universe. The lectures can be streamed live.

    Coming up: Sara Walker: “Search for the Laws of Life,” Thursday, March 28, 2:30-3:30pm PST

    Currently we do not know what life is, or whether there exist universal laws – in the same sense the laws of physics and chemistry are universal – that describe life. While this may not matter so much for the study of life as it exists at present or in the past on Earth, it is critically important in the field of astrobiology, which seeks to understand life not just on Earth but anywhere in the universe. In this talk I discuss new approaches to understanding what universal principles might underlie living matter, from what happens within individual cells up to the planetary scale.

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    The Origins of Life, Artificial Life, & Astrobiology (OoLALA) Spring 2019 public lecture series highlights advances in research into life’s origins, distribution, and future in the universe and showcases the research of women astrobiologists. The series is sponsored by the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID) and Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    Upcoming speakers:
    Amanda Garcia, “Resurrecting Ancient Biomolecules” (Wed, April 17, 3-4pm PST)
    Kate Adamala, “Building Minimal Synthetic Cells” (Mon, April 29, 3-4pm PST)
    Sarah Hörst, “Simulating Titan’s Atmosphere” (Wed, May 8, 3-4pm PST)

    For more information on OoLALA, visit: https://astrobio.wisc.edu/

    Source: [Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID) and Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute]