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PhD Opportunity: Philosophy of Astrobiology at Durham, UK

We are now seeking to recruit a PhD candidate to join our collaborative interdisciplinary research project, Exploring Uncertainty and Risk in Contemporary Astrobiology (EURiCA), funded by the Leverhulme Trust and led by Peter Vickers at Durham. I have reproduced below the explanation of this project from my previous blog post. The candidate will be based … Continue reading PhD Opportunity: Philosophy of Astrobiology at Durham, UK

New collaboration: philosophy of astrobiology

This post is about a new Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant led by Peter Vickers at Durham, which I am participating in as a co-investigator. Job adverts for a three-year funded PhD student and two-year funded postdoc to follow! Astrobiology blends planetary science, astronomy, and biology, and shares their methods. But compared to scientists working … Continue reading New collaboration: philosophy of astrobiology

New collaboration: an Ediacaran mass extinction?

Large organisms whose fossils can reasonably be interpreted as animals did not evolve until late in the Ediacaran period, more than four billion years after the Earth formed. It’s sometimes claimed that these represented the first “complex life” but there’s really nothing simple about bacteria, archaea, algae or fungi, which were already well established and hugely … Continue reading New collaboration: an Ediacaran mass extinction?