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Guest Presentation at Space Place
"In the Beginning, There Was an Ecosystem"
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
UW Space Place, 2300 S. Park St. (lower level of the Atrium)
How life got started here on Earth remains one of the deepest unsolved mysteries in science. To tackle this problem, Lena Vincent and her team have pioneered a novel framework called chemical ecosystem selection to study the emergence of simple life-like phenomena that may represent a bridge between non-living ingredients and complex systems capable of reproduction and evolution. This approach may help advance our understanding of how life arose on the early Earth.