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Astrobiology, Synthetic Biology, and the Future of Life

Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017

Location: The John W. Kluge Center, Room 119, Thomas Jefferson Building Library of Co, Washington, DC, US, 20540-4860

What is life? How might life have emerged on Earth or on other worlds? And how might we engineer the future of life—what might we make life to be? Astrobiologists and synthetic biologists grapple with these questions every day. To further explore the intersections between these sciences and the humanities, the Library of Congress is bringing together scientists, scholars, artists, and journalists for a special symposium on the intersections of astrobiology and synthetic biology.

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Luis Campos, 2016-2017 Baruch S. Blumberg  NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology.


    Luis Campos – Associate Professor, Department of History, University of New Mexico and current Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology
    Mary Voytek – Senior Scientist for Astrobiology at NASA
    Nicola Twilley – Contributing Writer,
    Giada Arney – NASA Goddard
    Betul Kacar – University of Arizona
    Jason Kelly – Ginkgo Bioworks
    Valerie Thompson – Book Review Editor, Science Magazine
    Jennifer Joy and Benumerata Muhammad
    Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg – Royal College of Art
    Andy Gracie – Digital Artist
    Joe Davis – Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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