Sawaal-Jawaab: 'The evolution of living matter'

Saturday 09th March 2019
4:30 PM

Event Type: Discussion

Duration: 1:30:00

Title: The evolution of living matter Speaker: Prof. Vidyanand Nanjundiah, Centre for Human Genetics (Bangalore) Living creatures are made of ordinary matter. We have a fairly good idea of how they are constructed. Our understanding of how they function keeps improving. Where have they come from, and what is responsible for their astonishing variety? It turns out that life on earth has evolved from a few simple forms. Darwin and Wallace gave one explanation for their evolution, known as natural selection; it invokes the past to explain the present. Historical explanations have been put forward too, involving physical laws, or even chance. We will touch on the many ways in which to think about evolution. (image source:

Organiser: Anusheela Chatterjee

About Organiser: Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) is one of the premier centres of scientific research in India that works at the very cutting edge of world science, bringing visibility and international recognition to scientific efforts in India. To facilitate a greater role in world science and technology, TIFR has started an ambitious new campus in Hyderabad.
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