School of Physics and Astronomy

Next School of Physics and Astronomy Public Talk: The Origins of Life in the Universe

At 7:00 pm on Thursday 26 July Dr David Quénard will deliver the next in our series of Physics and Astronomy public talks. 

19 February 2018

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Image credit: ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2/L. Calçada

At 7:00 pm on Thursday 26 July Dr David Quénard will deliver the next in our series of Physics and Astronomy public talks. He will describe how astronomers trying to understand how life began on Earth are finding vital clues in outer space. Studies of the regions where stars — and planets — are forming have revealed complex molecules that could be the building blocks of life. Is life the natural result of the formation of stars and planets — and is it widespread in the Universe?

The talk will be held in the physics lecture theatre in the G O Jones building on Queen Mary’s Mile End campus. It will be suitable for a general, non-specialist audience, and all are welcome.

Admission is free, and there will be an informal drinks reception after the talk. It would help our planning if you could register your attendance here.

Details of forthcoming public talks by members of the School of Physics and Astronomy can be found here.