How did Life Begin? A Special Edition of Laser Talks with Bruce Damer and David DeamerSanta Cruz Museum of Art & History 705 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
For the past five years, Drs. Bruce Damer and David Deamer have collaboratively searched for evidence of the origin of life. In this talk, they will discuss their shared research journey, taking them from the study of organic compounds over 5 billion years old, to Bumpass Hell, the largest hydrothermal area in Lassen National Park, the Pilbara of Western Australia, and, most recently, to Hell's Gate hot springs of New Zealand. They'll talk about what they discovered about protocells, fresh water hot springs, and early signs of life along the way.