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Life in the Cosmos: new horizons

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19:00 – 20:00 22 Nov 2012
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Rutherford Hall, Ellison Building, Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 8ST

Speakers: Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe, University of Buckingham (in association with Newcastle Astronomical Society)

The standard theory of biology is that life originates easily from non-living chemicals, but its spread across the universe is impossible or extremely difficult. Prof Wickramasinghe will show evidence from astronomy, biology and geology that points to the contrary. The origin of life involves superastronomical improbabilities and could have happened once and only once in the history of the universe. But its spread by panspermia from one cosmic habitat to another is inevitable

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: IOP North East Branch

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19:00 – 20:00 22 Nov 2012
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