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COMPLEX SYSTEMS SEMINAR<br>UM-ICAM: The Origin of Life</br>

Friday, April 5, 2013
12:00 AM
340 West Hall

Time Description
8:30 - 9:00 Coffee and Snacks
9:00 - 9:15

Welcome: Jim Allen
Opening Remarks, TBA

Morning Session

Chair: Robert Deegan
Niles Lehman (Portland State University)

9:15 - 10:00 Molecular Cooperation at the Origins of Life
10:00 - 10:15 Discussion
10:15 - 10:45

Coffee
Stuart Kauffman (University of Vermont)

10:45-11:30 What is Life and Can We Create It?
11:30 - 11:45 Discussion
11:45 - 1:00 Lunch and Poster Viewing
Afternoon Session

Chair: Sharon Glotzer
George Whitesides (Harvard University)

1:00 - 1:45 Thinking about the Origin of Life
1:45 - 2:00

Discussion
Irene A. Chen (University of California, Santa Barbara)

2:00 - 2:45 RNA Fitness Landscapes
2:45 - 3:00 Discussion
3:00 - 3:30

Coffee
Paul M. Chaikin (New York University)

3:30 - 4:15 Artificial Life
4:15 - 4:45 Closing Discussion
4:45 Adjourn

Descriptions of the talks can be found here.

Speaker:
George Whitesides, Paul Chaikin, Stu Kaufman, Irene Chen, and Niles Lehman