Life does not violate any of the known laws of physics. But it is not explained by them either. In this SFI Community Lecture, Sara Walker guides us through the quest to uncover a new theory of physics that might allow us to understand what life is, its general characteristics, its origin on Earth, and how to find it elsewhere in the universe.
Sara Walker is an astrobiologist and theoretical physicist interested in the origin of life and how to discover alien life. At Arizona State University she is the deputy director of the Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science, associate director of the ASU-SFI Center for Biosocial Complex Systems, and associate professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and the School of Complex Adaptive Systems. She is also an external faculty member at the Santa Fe Institute.
This lecture will be live-streamed and recorded, available via SFI's YouTube channel.
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The Santa Fe Institute's 2022 Community Lecture Series is sponsored by the McKinnon Family Foundation, with additional support from the Lensic Performing Arts Center and the Santa Fe Reporter.
This particular event is partially supported by the National Science Foundation Grant Number 1745355, Convergence RoL - RCN for Exploration of Life's Origins. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.