The 2015 Astrobiology Science Conference

The 2015 Astrobiology Science Conference | June 15-19, 2015 | Chicago, Illinois. Abstracts Michael J. Russell: How the firstligand-accelerated automatic cycle gave an evolutionary trajectoryto emergent life Elbert Branscomb, Tomaso Biancalani, Nigel Goldenfeld and Michael J. Russell: Disequilibria and Escapements; the engines that bring matter to life Speaking #AbSciCon in 80 minutes. On the evolutionary origin of oxygenic… Continue reading The 2015 Astrobiology Science Conference

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The Devil in the Detail | fanismissirlis

The Devil in the Detail | fanismissirlis A post by Fanis Missirlis on matters arising from our letter: Allen JF, Missirlis F (2012) Queen Mary: nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition. Lancet 379 (9828): 1785. Who guards the guardians? And what happens if meta-guardians themselves have something to hide? Research Assessment and REF What is ‘research output’? Can it be measured? If so,… Continue reading The Devil in the Detail | fanismissirlis

Fascination of Plants University of Greenwich 2015

17 April. My pleasure to help provide the solar energy demonstration. Dr Iskander M. Ibrahim demonstrates the power of sunlight with the famous solar-powered train set.  The demonstration was devised as part of my inaugural lecture, thinking outside the green box.  On this sunny April day in Chatham the train could be driven by sunlight rather than artificial… Continue reading Fascination of Plants University of Greenwich 2015

The Building Blocks of Microbial Evolution

It was an honour and a pleasure to participate last week in the Society for General Microbiology Annual Conference in Birmingham. Two sessions were of special interest, and did not overlap. These were The building blocks of microbial evolution and Mitochondria and related organelles in microbial eukaryotes. The conference also had fascinating plenary and prize… Continue reading The Building Blocks of Microbial Evolution

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In Our Time, Dark Matter

BBC Radio 4 – In our Time, Dark Matter, 12 March 2015 A worthy companion to The Photon.

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Christmas Eve

Three sisters. What could possibly be in this? The tree this year, and a sleeping cat.

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