Life in extremes and the search for life beyond Earth
Professor Charles S. Cockell, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Edinburgh
Tuesday 18 March 2014, 7 pm
D’Arcy Thompson Lecture Theatre, Dundee University
Life in the Earth’s extreme environments, from the deep oceans to volcanic environments, gives us insights into the limits of Earth’s biosphere. But would life elsewhere be much the same or could it occupy environments that to us look too extreme for life? Despite wild science fiction ideas, I’ll argue that the boundaries of life are universal and that the environments occupied by life on the Earth are the same environments occupied by life elsewhere in the Universe, if it exists.
Also we would like to point you in the direction of our YouTube page, where there are some excellent videos of previous talks by Ben Tatler, Sir Philip Cohen and Barbara Webb.
You can view all these videos here http://www.youtube.com/user/BritishSciTayFife.
Here’s a sneak preview of the first clip of the informative and entertaining talk presented by Prof. Barbara Webb from the University of Edinburgh, as part of our 2010-2011 lecture series.