UNH Space Day Program Set for April 2

UNH Space Day Program Set for April 2

As part of UNH’s celebration of NASA Space Day in Connecticut, the University is sponsoring a symposium on Saturday, April 2, titled “The Origins of Our Universe and Life.” This event, which is being supported by the Connecticut Space Grant Consortium, will bring together some of the leading minds in the region. The daylong program will begin at 9 a.m. in Bucknall Theater in Dodds Hall.

Taking part in the program will be experts in prebiotic and computational chemistry, a theoretical physicist who has been called the “next Einstein” and a geologist who has extensively studied the oxygenation of the Earth’s surface. A keynote address will be given by Dr. Jim Baggott, an award-winning science writer and an acclaimed author of nine books.

“Space remains our greatest frontier,” said Pauline Schwartz, professor of chemistry. “This event will play an instrumental role in helping us better understand the origins a life. A sound understanding of these origins will prepare us should we one day reach new frontiers and find evidence of life beyond Earth.”

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