Fakultät für Physik




Emergence of Life in the Universe – Übersicht

  • Übersicht

Informationen zur Vorlesung

Zeit und Ort

Friday 8.30-12 online via Zoom

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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.

It will be tested by an oral exam at the end of the Semester. Please send me a PDF of the fully filled out Schein by email before the exam. The mark will be a weighted average of your impression in the Seminar and the oral exam. The oral exam will be on above Zoom link.

We divide the topic into the following topics which we will present in an interlinked lecture
- 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 are handed out as zip (now in 7z-format, update16th) - password below.
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 14-Geolotical buildings blocks of life 15-The naked planet 16-Minerals on early Earth

The recorded Zooms are found on LMUCast soon after each lecture

Time Table:

16.4. Universe to Planets 1 (Mark Hutchison)

23.4. Chemistry of Life 1 (Oliver Trapp - Link to all his lectures)

30.4. Nonequilibrium for Evolution 1 Experimental Non-equilibrium examples (Dieter Braun)
First Seminar #1, Lydia & Henning

7.5. Introduction to early Earth Geoscience (Bettina Scheu)
Seminar #4, Sebastian

14.5. Universe to Planets 2 (Mark Hutchison)
Seminar #15, Guilia

21.5. Chemistry of Life 2 (Oliver Trapp - Link to all his lectures)
Seminar #7 Girnar

28.5. Nonequilibrium for Evolution 2 (Dieter Braun)
Seminar #6, Natalie & Adam

4.6. Universe to Planets 3 (Mark Hutchison)
Seminear #3, Julianna & Aian

11.6. Chemistry of Life 3 (Oliver Trapp - Link to all his lectures)
Seminar #2, Illes & Philip

18.6. Nonequilibrium for Evolution 3 (Dieter Braun)
Seminar #14 Jara & Elena

25.6. Microfluidics and Finite element simulations (Christof Mast)
Seminar #10 Kai

2.7. Universe to Planets 4 (Mark Hutchison)
Seminar #N

9.7. Chemistry of Life 4 (Oliver Trapp - Link to all his lectures)
Seminar #16 Akash

16.7. Nonequilibrium for Evolution 4 (Dieter Braun)
Seminar #N


Verantwortlich für den Inhalt: Dieter Braun