How do scientists explain the emergence of life four billion years ago? The short answer is they can't - yet. The origin of life is a hotly contested scientific field with many rival theories vying for public attention - from primordial soup to self-organizing metabolic networks in potential habitats ranging from the surfaces of minerals to deep-sea hydrothermal vents below the Earth's surface to the surface of Mars. This year's Symposium brings together leading scientific experts with differing views on the origin of life to debate a question that has been asked for millennia.
McGill University is proud to host the third annual Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium, made possible through the generous support of Dr. Lorne Trottier and honouring his wish "to hold a public forum to inform, inspire debate and raise public awareness on contemporary issues confronting society today".
October 4, 2007
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Stephen Leacock Building, Room 132
Seating is limited.
For additional information contact:
The Symposium Office at
via trottiersymposium [dot] science [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email)
Cette conférence sera donnée en anglais et traduite simultanément en français.