Time and Life in the Universe
Principal Investigator(s): Dr. Harvey Richer, Department of Physics and Astronomy, UBC; Dr. Douglas Scott, Department of Physics and Astronomy, UBC.
The Peter Wall Institute Roundtable initiative gives us the opportunity to plan something quite unique within astrophysics. We are organizing two separate, but overlapping events, focussed on the themes of “Time” and “Life.” Our main objective is to explore the evolution of the Universe and how it came to establish the conditions appropriate to harbour life. We will do this with a group of around 30 researchers, from different areas which overlap with the main themes.