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Mathematical Physics Seminar

Light to Life on Earth

Paul Falkowski – Rutgers University

Location:  zoom
Date & time: Wednesday, 15 September 2021 at 10:45AM - 11:45AM

Paul Falkowski – Rutgers University

Wednesday, September 15, 10:45AM (Zoom meeting starts at 10:30)

“Light to life”


The origin of life is the black hole of biology.  All life on Earth is driven by the conversion of photons to chemical bond energy. Amazingly, we don’t understand that process. In this lecture, I will examine the bio/geophysics of oxygenic photosynthesis Earth, and how it came to be the force of life for all of us animals.