Mops, Ropes & Bathmats – Cosmic Thursdays Talk

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cosmic thursdays decCOSMIC THURSDAYS
, a series of public and free talks on astronomy(-related) subjects start again. The talks are designed with the general audience in mind, they are fun, easy to understand and engaging.

The third and last talk of the series together with the Department of Earth Sciences:

  • Thursday December 3 – 7:00 PM
    • Prof. Mary Droser (UC Riverside)
    • ‘Mops, ropes & bathmats: Earth’s enigmatic earliest multicellular animals’
    • Abstract
      • Patterns of evolution, origination and extinction of early animal life on this planet are largely interpreted from fossils of the soft-bodied Ediacara Biota, Earth’s earliest multicellular communities. The record of these organisms predates provides critical information concerning early experimentation with complex life forms on Earth. While in appearance, these organisms look very strange and unfamiliar, many of them may have had a biology and/or ecology similar to animals today. This talk will explore topics such as mobility, sexual reproduction, neighborhood associations, food processing and positive living with bacteria.

Talks will be held in the Bourns Hall Building in Room A265 and last 45 to 60 minutes.
Although parking is unfortunately not free, it is surely very cheap at $1.25 per hour [see details here].
We suggest guests use parking lot 10.

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