Origins of Life symposium at Library of Congress

The Emergence of Life: On the Earth, in the Lab, and Elsewhere, a symposium taking place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on September 15 in the John W. Kluge Center, Room 119, in the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress, 1st St. SE between Independence Avenue and East Capitol Street.

A description of the event: “The emergence of life is among the most compelling questions in astrobiology. This symposium brings together scientists, humanists, and authors to explore what we know about the origins of life, how we came to know it, and what it means. Organized around the spaces in which we explore the origins of life — in terrestrial nature, in the laboratory, and on other planets — participants will include biologists, geochemists, physicists, historians, philosophers, and authors, each discussing a different aspect of or approach to an origin of life. Each session will feature commentary by a noted journalist and/or author.”

The event is free and open to the public, with no RSVP required. For further information, visit:


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