What is Life? The Future of Biology.


Monday November 9, 15.00

Venue: Hillarp lecture hall, Retzius väg 8, KI Campus Solna

Birger Schmitz, Lund University

An astronomical perspective on Earth’s geological record and evolution of life

The lecture is followed by discussion between 16.15 and 18.00 (Room A 302, MTC, Nobels väg 16, KI Campus Solna)

Host: Steven Jörsäter


The What is Life-seminar series is inspired by the seminal book What is life? by Erwin Schrödinger, published 60 years ago. In this seminar series this question is addressed again, in view of the impressive development since then.

Leading scientists with an overview perspective are invited to discuss the challenges that meet us today in biology, as a result of the —omics era, the availability of large amounts of data as a result of high through-put techniques, and the possibilities provided by mathematics, simulation theory an computational biology.

The seminars are open to everyone studying or working in the field of life science and is free of charge.