COMPLEX SYSTEMS SEMINAR
UM-ICAM: The Origin of Life


Apr
05
2013

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  • Speaker: George Whitesides, Paul Chaikin, Stu Kaufman, Irene Chen, and Niles Lehman
  • Host Department: Physics
  • Date: 04/05/2013
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Location: 340 West Hall

  • Description:

    Time Description
    8:30 - 9:00 Coffee and Snacks
    9:00 - 9:15

    Welcome: Jim Allen
    Opening Remarks, TBA

    Morning Session

    Chair: Robert Deegan
    Niles Lehman (Portland State University)

    9:15 - 10:00 Molecular Cooperation at the Origins of Life
    10:00 - 10:15 Discussion
    10:15 - 10:45

    Coffee
    Stuart Kauffman (University of Vermont)

    10:45-11:30 What is Life and Can We Create It?
    11:30 - 11:45 Discussion
    11:45 - 1:00 Lunch and Poster Viewing
    Afternoon Session

    Chair: Sharon Glotzer
    George Whitesides (Harvard University)

    1:00 - 1:45 Thinking about the Origin of Life
    1:45 - 2:00

    Discussion
    Irene A. Chen (University of California, Santa Barbara)

    2:00 - 2:45 RNA Fitness Landscapes
    2:45 - 3:00 Discussion
    3:00 - 3:30

    Coffee
    Paul M. Chaikin (New York University)

    3:30 - 4:15 Artificial Life
    4:15 - 4:45 Closing Discussion
    4:45 Adjourn

    Descriptions of the talks can be found here.


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