Darwin Day 2014: The major transitions in evolution: From the origin of life to the emergence of language

Speakers: Stefan Bengtson, Terrence W. Deacon, William F. Martin, Adam Rutherford, Nathan Sanders and Eörs Szathmáry

Welcome to Darwin Day 2014! This event is for everybody interested in science. All are welcome. World leading scientists are invited to speak on: THE MAJOR TRANSITIONS IN EVOLUTION: FROM THE ORIGIN OF LIFE TO THE EMERGENCE OF LANGUAGE



10.15-10.20: Introduction
Nils Chr. Stenseth, Chair, CEES

10.20-11.05: 4 billion years of creation
Adam Rutherford 

11.05-11.50: Hydrothermal vents and the origin of life
William F. Martin (homepage)

11.50-12.35*: Origins of multicellularity: clues from the fossil record
Stefan Bengtson

12.35-13.15: Break

13.15-14.00: The rise (and fall?) of Darwin's special problems: the causes and consequences of ant dominance in a changing world
Nathan Sanders 

14.00-14.45: Bayes, Hebb and Darwin: toward a truly Darwinian view of the brain
Eörs Szathmáry 

14.45-15.30: How language evolution exemplifies the interplay of emergence and natural selection
Terrence W. Deacon (homepage)

* Ingunn H. Thorseth (homepage) should have given the lecture "Recording the history of modern and ancient life in hydrothermal iron deposits", but had to cancel. Stefan Bengtson from Naturhistoriska riksmuseet, Sweden, will replace her with the lecture: 'Origins of multicellularity: clues from the fossil record'.

Open for all. No registration. The event will be held in English.

For more information, please contact tore.wallem@ibv.uio.no / office phone 22858373 / cell 99709708.

Published June 14, 2013 1:20 PM - Last modified Mar. 31, 2015 10:30 AM