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Nemmers Prize in Earth Sciences 2020 Winner Professor Kate Freeman: Fingerprints of Life

When: Tuesday, June 7, 2022
5:15 PM - 6:45 PM CT

Where: Segal Visitors Center, 1841 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Tia Ng   (847) 491-3238

Group: Earth and Planetary Sciences

Category: Lectures & Meetings, Academic


This event is made possibly by the Nemmers Prize in Earth Sciences, which recognizes achievement and work of lasting significance in the field of earth sciences.

Life leaves traces of organic molecules in the geological record, known as biomarkers. These molecules can carry isotopes that reflect how they were made, from which we can learn about past climates and environments. New tools allow us to explore isotopes at specific positions within molecules, and how they might reflect its origins in space or from biochemistry on Earth. Professor Freeman will share recent highlights related to studies of isotopes in molecules, sometimes called isotopologues.

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