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Origin of Life: Christian Scientific Society meeting March 10-11 in LA

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Register here. The meeting registration is $20 for full and associate members and $30 for non-members, payable either via PayPal or on-site. Free to students.

Interesting lineup including

6:30 PM David Snoke, University of Pittsburgh

“Emergence and Spontaneous Pattern Formation: What Can It Do, and What Can’t It Do.”

The Christian Scientific Society

In this talk I will give a review of some of the broad concepts that get lumped together under the names of emergence and spontaneous pattern formation; this will include a general review of the fields of “soft condensed matter” physics and the physics of phase transitions and renormalization. Many fascinating effects have been demonstrated in past decades in these fields, and the question remains open whether they can be extended to explain the origin of life.

Bio: David Snoke is a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pittsburgh and president of the Christian Scientific Society. He received a bachelor’s in physics from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, after which he was an Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute in Stuttgart, Germany. After a brief stint in the aerospace industry, he joined the University of Pittsburgh in 1994; in 2006 he was named a Fellow of the American Physical Society for his theoretical and experimental work in optics and solid state physics. He has authored or coauthored five scientific books and over 140 journal publications. More.

See also: Christian Scientific Society On The Strangeness Of Quantum Mechanics Was Its Best Meeting Ever?

Are they going to discuss this too? PaoloV

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