Time Travel: Visiting Ancient Life on Earth

Join biogeochemist and science journalist Fatima Husain for a quick how-to on how to travel time on Earth! Using fossils and information hidden within life’s genetic code, scientists and science enthusiasts alike can travel back billions of Earth years to explore the origins of life, climate change, and even astrobiology.

In this brief talk, join MIT biogeochemist and science journalist Fatima Husain for an exploration into how ancient information hidden within fossils and the genetic code can help scientists travel back in time to early Earth.

As these scientists travel, the information they decipher lends clues about how Earth and life co-evolved over billions of years, how Earth’s climate and habitability has changed over time, and helps us define life as we know it. Following the talk, there will be time for a brief Q&A.

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Oct 6, 2022
06:00 PM
- 06:30 PM
MIT Museum: The Sharp Room
MIT Museum, Gambrill Center, 314 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02142
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Cambridge Science Festival, the first of its kind in the United States, is a madcap celebration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultural event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive, and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives.

The Cambridge Science Festival was founded by and is produced by the MIT Museum.