Originally presented on ZOOM 14th March at 7pm
ABOUT THE LECTURE:
We still don’t know how life can start, but this talk looks at the Earth and why it is a good place, with a bottom up view of what is needed to get the biochemistry going. Then a top down look at what we have today with DNA etc, working back to the simpler molecules and structures from which today’s processes probably arose. That leaves a gap, but it’s getting smaller!
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
James Fradgley FRAS, MSc, MInstP, BA Physics and Astronomy
James describes himself as more of a theoretician than a practical observational astronomer. He gives many talks, mostly to astronomical societies. He also always has had an interest in biology and genetics and was a field researcher for the Peppered Moth study under Kettlewell.