60-minute masterclass: The origins of life in the universe with Lawrence Krauss
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Have you ever wondered how life came to be? This is a question that has enthralled scientists, physicists and philosophers throughout history and yet remains a mystery. While advances in science and technology have furthered our knowledge and understanding, it is the desire to ask questions, to delve deeper into the unknown, that propels new discoveries.
In this masterclass, the acclaimed theoretical physicist and science writer Lawrence Krauss will explore the main theories of the origins of life and how it subsequently evolved into the complex forms we see today. He will shed light on how the basic principles of physics have shaped our understanding, and will ask if life exists elsewhere in the universe and, if so, what we might expect to find.
This class is for …
Anyone who is curious about the origins of life
Those wishing to learn more about the universe, science and theoretical physics
The origins of life and the physics of the universe
From RNA to DNA
Are we alone?
The future of life in the universe
Laurence’s new book The Known Unknowns: The Unsolved Mysteries of the Cosmos is available to purchase in hardback from the Guardian Bookshop. If you are in the UK, you can purchase a book and ticket for the special discounted price of £50.20 including P&P.
Lawrence Krauss is an internationally known, award-winning theoretical physicist and the author of the New York Times bestselling books, The Physics of Star Trek and A Universe from Nothing, and, most recently, The Physics of Climate Change. He has made significant contributions to our understanding of the universe and has received numerous awards for his research and writing. He is currently President of the Origins Project Foundation and host of The Origins Podcast with Lawrence Krauss.
Date: Thursday 15 June 2023
Time: 1pm-2pm (BST)
Price: £35 (plus £2.20 booking fee); £50.20 (plus £2.89 booking fee) with a cope of The Known Unknowns: The Unsolved Mysteries of the Cosmos
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