Saturday October 1, 2011 at 4pm
Public Talk: Dr Ronald Oremland
Topic: Arsenic and the Meaning of Life
Location: Edmonton Telus World of Science, Margaret Zeidler Star Theatre
Reception to follow
The public are invited to attend a scientific presentation by U.S. Geological Survey research hydrologist Dr. Ronald Oremland about the role of arsenic in microbial life and the microbial ecology of California's Mono Lake.
Dr. Oremland is a senior scientist with the USGS Water Resources Division in Menlo Park, Calif., and a principal investigator with NASA's Exobiology and Evolutionary Biology Program, an element of NASA's Astrobiology Program. He is a co-author of the paper on arsenic findings.