Sara Walker provides a prospective on Stuart Kauffman's new book in this week's issue of Nature, where she argues solving the origin of life will require new physics to answer the most pressing questions. Read the review here.
Sara Walker to Deliver seminar in series celebrating women in origins of life, Artificial Life and Astrobiology Research
Professor Sara Walker will kick off a research showcase at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery featuring women in origins of life, artificial life and astrobiology research, delivering a seminar on March 28th!
Sara Walker is a guest on a podcast series created by Carl Zimmer on the theme "What is Life?". The episode is one of six in a series featuring leading researchers. Here are the links to the episodes:
Episode 1. Carlos Mariscal: What Do We Mean When We Ask, “What Is Life?”
Episode 2. Sara Imari Walker: If We Find Alien Life, Will We Even Know It?
Episode 3. Jim Cleaves: The Origin of Life, From Frankenstein to a Laboratory Flask
Episode 4. Caleb Scharf: How Did Life Begin?
Episode 5. Jeremy England: Why Does Life Exist?
Episode 6: Steven Benner: How Weird Can Life Get?
A recent Science Advances paper, lead by group members Harrison Smith and Hyunju Kim, was just featured in ASU Now. The press release titled "ASU scientists study organization of life on a planetary scale" gives a beginner-friendly overview of their work related to the identification of general organizing principles across all biology.
The full press release can be found here.
This summer, graduate student Siyu Zhou will be heading to Intel AI as a Graduate Intern to further develop his machine learning skills, focusing on reinforcement learning. Huge congratulations to Siyu!!
Sara Walker spent the day filming with the World Science Foundation's World Science Scholars Program, developing a course on "Life as the Next Frontier in Physics" for a group of high school students with exceptional math talent. The course will go live in February!
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