2014 - 2015

Welcome Reception

Sep 08, 2014 from 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM ABB-245,

A reception to 'originate' a new year will be held in the Origins Institute Centre, ABB 245. Every member in the Origins Institute (students in our undergraduate Origins Research Specialization, students in our Collaborative Graduate Program in Astrobiology, our postdoctoral researcher, administrative staff, and faculty) is invited, welcome, and encouraged to attend

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Order out of Chaos: Formation of Galaxies as an Emergent Phenomenon

Sep 15, 2014 from 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM MDCL-1110,

Professor Andrey Kravtsov - Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago

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Search for Supernova-produced Iron-60 in the Earth’s Fossil Record

Sep 22, 2014 from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM MDCL-1110,

Professor Shawn Bishop - Technical University of Munich

Search for Supernova-produced Iron-60 in the Earth’s Fossil Record - Read More…

Surface Habitability of Exoplanets

Sep 29, 2014 from 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM MDCL-1110,

Professor Rory Barnes - University of Washington

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Expansion of the Genetic Alphabet

Oct 06, 2014 from 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM MDCL-1110,

Floyd Romesberg - The Scripps Research Institute

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Biosignatures in early Earth analogue environments

Oct 20, 2014 from 02:30 PM to 03:40 PM MDCL-1110,

Dr. Allyson Brady - Origins Institute Astrobiology Postdoc

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Predicting Chemical Reactions

Nov 03, 2014 from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM MDCL-1110,

Professor Paul Ayers - McMaster University

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Information and Catalysis at the Dawn of Life

Nov 10, 2014 from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM MDCL-1110,

Dr. Peter Unrau - Simon Fraser University

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Solving the "Small Scale Crisis" of Cold Dark Matter

Jan 12, 2015 from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM MDCL-1110,

Professor Alyson Brooks - Rutgers University

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Cosmic Rays at 103: Going to Extremes

Jan 26, 2015 from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM MDCL-1110,

Professor Ellen Zweibel - University of Wisconsin, Madison

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Properties of Super-Earths and Mini-Neptunes

Feb 02, 2015 from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM MDCL-1110,

Professor Diana Valencia - University of Toronto

Properties of Super-Earths and Mini-Neptunes - Read More…

Leibniz, Organic Matter and Astrobiology

Feb 09, 2015 from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM MDCL-1110,

Professor Richard Arthur - McMaster University

Leibniz, Organic Matter and Astrobiology - Read More…

The Neural Basis of Timing and Temporal Processing

Feb 23, 2015 from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM MDCL-1110,

Dr. Dean Buonomano - UCLA

The Neural Basis of Timing and Temporal Processing - Read More…

On the Evolution of Anaerobic Bacteria

Mar 02, 2015 from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM MDCL-1110,

Professor Nathan Yee - Rutgers University

On the Evolution of Anaerobic Bacteria - Read More…

From Tardigrades to Human Blood Cells: Lessons from Nature

Mar 09, 2015 from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM MDCL-1110,

John Crowe - University of California, Davis

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Convergent Motifs in the Acquisition of Multicellularity

Mar 23, 2015 from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM MDCL-1110,

Karl Niklas - Cornell University

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Searching for a Second Earth

Mar 30, 2015 from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM MDCL-1110,

Dr. Lisa Kaltenegger, Cornell University

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