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The Origins and Evolution of Bacterial Genomes

When Dec 07, 2014 08:00 AM to
Dec 08, 2014 03:00 PM
Where Sheraton Hotel and McMaster University, Hamilton
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This symposium focuses on the evolution and comparative analysis of bacterial and archaeal genomes. How fast does gene gain and loss occur? How frequent is horizontal gene transfer? How tree-like is evolution at the genome level? What kinds of mathematical methods are necessary for analysis of genome data?
In association with the Canadian Mathematical Society and the Origins Institute of McMaster University

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Star Formation Jamboree

When May 06, 2013 08:30 AM to
May 07, 2013 04:00 PM
Where Origins Institute, McMaster University
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Start formation jamboree

This two day jamboree is an opportunity for the local star formation community to gather and share their latest research. Topics covered will include protoplanetary disks, cores, filaments, clouds, clusters, feedback, star formation rates, galaxy-wide processes, and much more! To promote discussion between participants, each contributed talk will be 15 minutes plus 5 minutes for discussion. In addition to contributed talks, all participants will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and their research in 1-2 minutes with a single slide. Graduate students are particularly encouraged to attend.

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The Origins of Stars and Their Planetary Systems

When Jun 10, 2012 05:30 PM to
Jun 15, 2012 07:30 PM
Where Origins Institute, McMaster University
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origin of stars

 

This interdisciplinary conference will explore the deep links between the processes of star and planet formation, highlighting recent advances in observations (Kepler, Herschell), theory, and computation

The conference features 9 interdisciplinary and interleaved sessions, each with an invited Review Speaker, who will set up the session with a true review of the current state of that field, as well a Keynote Speaker who will focus more on their own contributions to the subject. About 60% of the talks will be contributed - so please register as early as you can. The SOC will make decisions about the contributed talks schedule soon after April 15, 2012. Three days will also feature Discussion sessions at day's end, meant to provide a stimulating forum for the key results and issues raised in the presentations.

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Darwin's Legacy

When May 25, 2009 08:00 AM to
May 29, 2009 10:00 PM
Where Origins Institute, McMaster University
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Darwin's Legacy

To celebrate the sesquicentennial for the publication of the 'Origin of Species,' the OI will bring together scientists from a variety of disciplines who use natural selection (or a variant thereof) as a guiding principle in their research. The conference comprises 9 sessions, each including a keynote address, an invited lecture, and contributed talks.

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Origins of Dark Energy

When May 14, 2007 08:15 AM to
May 20, 2007 06:30 PM
Where Origins Institute and Perimeter Institute
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Dark Energy

This international conference on DARK ENERGY is jointly organized by the Origins Institute (OI) at McMaster University and by Perimeter Institute (PI), co-sponsored by the Canadian Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA).

The conference portion of this meeting will hosted by the Origins Institute for 4 days - Monday May 14 through Thursday May 17, on the campus of McMaster University, in Hamilton Ontario. The conference will be immediately followed by a more focused workshop to be held from Friday May 18 through Sunday May 20 at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI) in nearby Waterloo, Ontario.

The conference is meant to bring together observers and theorists in astronomy, cosmology and particle physicists to highlight the observational evidence and theoretical ideas for Dark Energy, and to highlight the most promising future directions. To this end the meeting includes broad review talks with which to start the discussion on each of the main areas of enquiry.

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The Genomics Revolution and the Origin of Humanity

When Aug 04, 2006 08:00 AM to
Aug 05, 2006 07:00 PM
Where McMaster University
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The Genomics Revolution

The sequencing of the human genome is hailed as a scientific breakthrough in that it opens the human genetic blueprint to investigations of all questions ranging from human origins to the understanding of our humanity (language, music. mind) and health and complex diseases. How we differ from each other and from our closest biological relative (the Chimps), how interactions between genes and culture have shaped our humanity, how the brain works, what are the molecular basis of complex diseases, and why we age, are among some of the important questions that can now be pursued with molecular technology that is developing at a dizzy pace as a result of the sequencing of the human genomes.

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Astrobiology & the Origins of Life

When May 24, 2005 08:00 AM to
May 28, 2005 01:30 PM
Where McMaster University
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Astrobiology and Origins of Life

New observations of exolsolar planets, search for life in solar system, and advances in genomics and biodiversity make astrobiology one of the most exciting and important emergent topics in modern science. Our topic areas can be grouped under two themes: Planetary Science and Evolutionary Biology. Talks on these two themes will be interwoven during the conference week, with an aim of maximizing the degree of communication between different disciplines.

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