2010 - 2011

Reception & Orientation

Sep 13, 2010 from 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM MDCL-1110,

Origins Institute

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Equipping Planets for Life

Sep 20, 2010 from 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM MDCL-1110,

Ralph Pudritz, Director, Origins Institute

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Searches for microlife in the Earth's atmosphere

Sep 27, 2010 from 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM MDCL-1110,

Jayant Narlikar, Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, India

Searches for microlife in the Earth's atmosphere - Read More…

Minimal cells, hydrothermal vent biofilms and the origin of multi-cellular communities

Oct 25, 2010 from 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM MDCL-1110,

John Baross, University of Washington (Seattle), Biological Oceanography

Minimal cells, hydrothermal vent biofilms and the origin of multi-cellular communities - Read More…

The New World of Terrestrial Exoplanets

Nov 01, 2010 from 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM MDCL-1110,

Dimitar Sasselov, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

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The Origin of Massive Stars

Nov 08, 2010 from 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM MDCL-1110,

Mark Krumholz, University of California Santa Cruz, Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics

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Better learning algorithms for neural networks

Nov 15, 2010 from 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM MDCL-1110,

Geoffrey Hinton, University of Toronto, Department of Computer Science (joint Origins Institute/SHARCNet colloquium)

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Memory Storage in the Mammalian Brain

Nov 29, 2010 from 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM MDCL-1110,

David Linden, John's Hopkins University, Department of Neuroscience

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Waves and wave interactions: from small scales to very large

Dec 06, 2010 from 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM MDCL-1110,

Walter Craig, McMaster University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Waves and wave interactions: from small scales to very large - Read More…

Human Exploration of Mars

Jan 10, 2011 from 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM MDCL-1110,

David Williams, McMaster University, Department of Surgery

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Interstellar meteoroids: do solid particles arrive at Earth from outside our Solar System?

Jan 17, 2011 from 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM MDCL-1110,

Paul Wiegert, The University of Western Ontario, Department of Physics & Astronomy

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Time and the Universe

Jan 31, 2011 from 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM MDCL-1110,

William G. Unruh, University of British Columbia, Department of Physics & Astronomy

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A convivial origin of life on the Earth: A cooperative network of RNA replicators

Feb 07, 2011 from 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM MDCL-1110,

Niles Lehman, Portland State University, Department of Chemistry

A convivial origin of life on the Earth: A cooperative network of RNA replicators - Read More…

Life in the rocks? Biosignatures of microbial communities in Mars analogue environments

Feb 14, 2011 from 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM MDCL-1110,

Lori Ziolkowski, Origins/School of Geography & Earth Sciences, McMaster Univesity

Life in the rocks? Biosignatures of microbial communities in Mars analogue environments - Read More…

Sulfur Isotope Studies of Martian Meteorites: Looking for the Origin of Sulfate on Mars

Feb 28, 2011 from 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM MDCL-1110,

Sang-Tae Kim, School of Geography and Earth Sciences, McMaster University

Sulfur Isotope Studies of Martian Meteorites: Looking for the Origin of Sulfate on Mars - Read More…

The Major Transitions in Evolution: A Physiological Perspective

Mar 07, 2011 from 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM MDCL-1110,

Andrew Knoll, Harvard University, Dept. of Earth & Planetary Sciences

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Making Sense of High-Dimensional Data and Visualizations

Mar 14, 2011 from 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM MDCL-1110,

Alyssa Goodman, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Making Sense of High-Dimensional Data and Visualizations - Read More…

Evolution of the Brain and Cognition: From Early Hominins to Hobbits

Mar 21, 2011 from 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM MDCL-1110,

Dean Falk, School for Advanced Research; Santa Fe, New Mexico

Evolution of the Brain and Cognition: From Early Hominins to Hobbits - Read More…

The Dark Side of the Force: Supermassive Black Holes and the Evolution of Galaxies

Mar 28, 2011 from 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM MDCL-1110,

Tim Heckman, John Hopkins University, Department of Physics & Astronomy

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Origins Research Symposium

Apr 04, 2011 from 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM MDCL-1110,

Origins Research Specialization Students, McMaster University, Origins Institute

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Nanopore Analysis of Nucleic Acids: From an Idea to a Working Instrument

May 09, 2011 from 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM MDCL-1110,

David Deamer, Department of Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Santa Cruz

Nanopore Analysis of Nucleic Acids: From an Idea to a Working Instrument - Read More…