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Lecture: “Searching for the Origins of Life in the Modern Ocean” at Stony Brook Southampton
November 6, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmFree
Friday, November 6th at 7:30pm, Roy Price of Stony Brook University will give a seminar titled: “Searching for the origins of life in the modern ocean” in the Duke Lecture Hall of Chancellor’s Hall on the Stony Brook Southampton Campus. The abstract of the talk appears below. Light refreshments will be served starting at 7pm and the lecture will begin at 7:30pm.
Many researchers have considered deep-sea hydrothermal vents as potential sites for early-Earth, origin of life environments. The focus has recently shifted away from black smoker type vents due to their extreme temperatures and acidity, and energetic calculations indicate that serpentinite-hosted vents, located some distance away from the spreading axis of mid-ocean ridges, may be much more relevant for origin of life scenarios.