Emergence of Life in the Universe – Übersicht
Informationen zur Vorlesung
Zeit und OrtMonday 14.15 - 16.45 online via Zoom
We will explore the the Emergence of life from the perspective of Astrophysics, Organic Chemistry and Non-equilibrium Physics. It is a 3 hour lecture followed by a one hour seminar, yielding in total 6 ECTS. The lecture is geared towards master students, but also open to other disciplines and backgrounds. The lecture is part of the Biophysics Program of the Physics Master and will be tested by an oral exam at its end.
We divide the topic into the following topics:
- Universe to Planets with Mark Hutchison (4 lectures)
- Early Geochemistry with Bettina Scheu (1 Lecture)
- Chemistry of Life with Oliver Trapp (4 lectures)
- Nonequilibrium for Evolution with Dieter Braun (4 lectures)
- Microfluidics and Finite element simulations with Christof Mast (1 lecture)
Seminar topics and Papers as Zip New Geoscience Papers Topics: 1-Dust evolution in protoplanetary disks 2-Hydrodynamics of embedded planets 3-Imaging protoplanetary disks 4-Missing braking catastrophe in protostellar magnetohydrodynamics 5-Keeping chemistry in non-equilibrium 6-The difficulties and advantages of RNA worlds 7-The special stability of RNA bases under UV 8-Recombination of RNA in ice 9-Novel synthesis pathway to Nucleosides 10-Possibilities for Origin of life at heated water-air interfaces 11-Information loss in ligation 12-Arguing for a role of thermophoresis at the origin of life 13-Symmetry breaking in sequence space by ligation.
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18.5. Geochemistry (PDF) (Bettina Scheu)
Seminar #5 Benedikt Nißl
25.5. Chemistry of Life 1 (Oliver Trapp)
1.6. No Lecture due to Pfingstmontag!!
8.6. Chemistry of Life 2 (Oliver Trapp)
Seminar #6 Eleftheria Giagnisi and Dina Yusupova
15.6. Chemistry of Life 3 (Oliver Trapp)
Seminar #14 (Geoscience building blocks) Victor Lee
22.6. Chemistry of Life 4 (Oliver Trapp)
Seminar #8 Apolline and Leopold Brünnig
29.6. Nonequilibrium for Evolution 1 (Dieter Braun)
Molecular evolution, definition of living system, RNA world.
Seminar #9 Felix Brandner and Georg Ladurner
6.7. Nonequilibrium for Evolution 2 (Dieter Braun)
Accumulation with temperature differences, PCR-based replication and selection in a temperature difference, accumulation at water-air interfaces.
Seminar #10 Paul Waldmann and Markus Schöttle
13.7. Nonequilibrium for Evolution 3 (Dieter Braun)
Strand separation with air-water and CO2-water interfaces at high salt concentration, Overview over ligation chemistry,
Phase transitions with Oligonucleotides, UV selection of sequences.
Seminar #11 Linus Weigand and Joachim Rössner
20.7. Nonequilibrium for Evolution 4 (Dieter Braun)
Error threshold, hypercycles, cooperative ligation.
Seminar #12 Paula Aikkila
The Scheine are given after Oral exams (location tba).
Verantwortlich für den Inhalt: Dieter Braun