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Undergraduate Advising and Research
Parker House, HB 6201
Hanover, NH
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Marcelo Gleiser

2012 E.E. Just Symposium Abstract

What is life? Truth is, no one really knows. We know what living systems do but not how inanimate matter becomes living matter. As the only example of life we have is right here on Earth, we turn our eyes to our planet and study the history of life here with the hope of learning something about how it appeared here and how it could possibly have appeared elsewhere in the universe. In particular, we will explore how the asymmetry of life plays a key role in its evolution and connects it to the universe as whole, a topic explored by the emerging field of astrobiology.

Last Updated: 9/25/12