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Monday 3rd April - 07:20 PM BST

The Solo Talk: The Chemicals of Being

Debunking the orgins of life

What is life? is a question that has puzzled philosophers and scientists alike for generations. Join groundbreaking scientist and Regus Chair of Chemistry, Lee Cronin, as he sheds new light on the question of how living organisms came to be and argues that most origins of life work is a scam.


17:00 BST - Patent on Life DokboxCinema

17:15 BST - The Opening Interview: Life On Other Worlds The Lounge

18:00 BST - The Debate: The Origin of Life arena

19:00 BST - Antarctica: The Game on Ice DokboxCinema

19:20 BST - The Solo Talk: The Chemicals of Being arena

19:30 BST - Polly Paulusma stage

Lee Cronin

A revolutionary scientist, Lee Cronin is the Regius Chair of Chemistry at the University of Glasgow. He is a pioneer in the field of synthetic biology, where he leads a research group dedicated to transforming inorganic matter into living systems.

The Solo Talk: The Chemicals of Being

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