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Tokyo Tech Inspiring Lecture Series Series 1 "Origins:Earth and Life" Science at ELSI

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As the leading university for science and technology in Japan, Tokyo Institute of Technology is committed to providing the best education to our students as well as supporting internationally competitive, cutting edge research conducted by our faculty members and students.

To introduce some of the exciting research that is taking place at Tokyo Tech, the Institute is holding a series of lectures, the “Tokyo Tech Inspiring Lecture Series.” The first event of this series will highlight the research of the newly established Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI). Four world-renowned scientists connected to ELSI will speak about their research on the origin and evolution of Earth and life.

Date and Time
Wednesday, July 16 from 1:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Reception desk opens at 12:30 p.m.
Venue
Kuramae Hall, Tokyo Tech Front, Ookayama Campus

Maps & Directions

Registration
Deadline: Friday, July 4

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We have closed our registration for this event as we have filled our capacity. Thank you for your interest. We hope to see your registration in future events of this series. (Updated on 5 p.m. July 4)

Simultaneous interpretation is available.

Speakers

Professor Jack W. Szostak

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Professor Jack W. Szostak

Known for his research in clarifying the functions of telomeres and for the RNA World hypothesis. Recipient of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology. Currently attempting to synthesize artificial cells to discover the origin of life on early Earth. Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University and Principal Investigator at ELSI.

Professor Dimitar Sasselov

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Professor Dimitar Sasselov

Director of the Harvard Origins of Life Initiative. As an astronomer, he searches for Earth-life planets to understand the conditions in which life began on Earth and possibly elsewhere.

Professor Kei Hirose

Professor Kei Hirose

Director of Earth-Life Science Institute. Was the first person to create the high-pressure and high-temperature of the Earth's core in a laboratory. Working on identifying the scenario for the origin and evolution of the Earth.

Professor Joseph L. Kirschvink

Professor Joseph L. Kirschvink

Professor of Geobiology at California Institute of Technology and Principal Investigator at ELSI. Famous for his coinage and work on Snowball Earth. A key person at ELSI in connecting research related to Earth and to life. Prominent person proposing panspermia or life on Earth as originating from Mars.

Series 1 - “Origins: Earth and Life” ~Science at ELSI~ Poster

Contact
Earth-Life Science Institute
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Tel: +81-3-5734-3163
Email: event@elsi.jp

Update : July 4, 2014

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