Sara Walker will be featured on "Ask an Astrobiologist" on Feb 28th at 10AM Pacific time. The live show is broadcast on SAGANet.org.
Three emergence@asu undergrads, Coral Ruiz, Angelica Berner and Kevin White, presented their research at the recent NASA Space Grant Poster session held on the ASU tempe campus on 2/14!
Below left: Coral Ruiz shows off her poster with Prof. Sara Walker. Below right: Angelica Berner and Coral Ruiz with their space grant posters!
Paul Davies was recently part of a panel discussion hosted by the New York Academy of Sciences titled "A Touch of Awe: Crafting Meaning from the Wonder of the Cosmos". Along with Paul, the event hosted panelists Ard Louis (theoretical physicist) and Lucianne Walkowicz (astrophysicist). The panel used their expertise to explain the state of modern cosmology and the nature of reality in order to examine the question of why we are here. If anyone is uniquely qualified to speculate on such matters, surely it is Paul.
To rewatch the livestream, click here.
Graduate students Dylan and Hikaru attended an immersive two-week winter school hosted by the Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI) in Tokyo. This interdisciplinary program aimed to address the following questions:
At the winter school, attendees went on a 4-day field excursion throughout the Izu Peninsula to learn about the unique geology of Japan and how this geologic system, where subducting oceanic plates give rise to volcanic hot springs, may be a plausible analog for how life first emerged. Dylan and Hikaru heard lectures on a range of topics relevant to the origin of life including Prebiotic Chemistry and Large Deviation Theory. In addition, they participated in a research groups focusing on exoplanets (Dylan) and microbiology (Hikaru).
Sara Imari Walker