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UA Downtown Science Café @ Magpie’s Gourmet Pizza

November 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Discover the fascinating science happening all around us at the UA Science Café Series, brought to you by the University of Arizona College of Science. Science Cafés bring the community together with UA scientists and graduate students in a casual setting. You’ll learn about the latest research being conducted, get to know the faces behind the science, and have opportunities to ask questions and deepen your understanding. We have five separate café series at five different locations around Tucson, each with their own themes for fascinating science discussions. Come join the conversation!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 6:00PM

Life Beyond Earth: The Science of Astrobiology

Presenter: Betul Kacar, Nasa Early Career Fellow, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology and Astronomy, University of Arizona

Historic Researcher: Lynn Margulis

Only one history of life has been recorded on our planet, but can we resurrect essential components of our planet’s biological past? Is life a result of a fluke accident? What is the likelihood of life occurring elsewhere in the Universe? In this talk I will describe how my group uses molecular tools to unravel the conditions of our ancient planet and to explore life’s possible existence elsewhere in the Universe. I will also discuss how the contributions of Lynn Margulis, a visionary biologist, impacted our understanding of the origins of complex life and astrobiology.


November 20, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Magpie’s Gourmet Pizza
605 N. 4th Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85705 United States
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