Monday, August 14, 2006


Unravelling our cosmic ancestry

An international astronomy conference (see Cosmic Dust and Ancestry) will mark the retirement of a Cardiff University scientist who helped to challenge the theory that life originated on Earth and who will be the focus of a BBC Horizon programme.

The conference, 'Progress towards unravelling our cosmic ancestry' (September 5-9) will review progress in areas of astronomy pioneered by Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe, who completes more than thirty years as Professor of Applied Mathematics and Astronomy at the University in September.

Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe's achievements include ... [influencing] the development of astrobiology internationally ... his theory of cosmic life, developed in collaboration with the late Sir Fred Hoyle...

Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe co-edited "Fred Hoyle's Universe: Proceedings of 'Fred Hoyle's Universe" Conference, 24-26 June, 2002'" (Amazon UK | US)

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