“The strange suitability of the universe to support life”
Discussion cycle: Science in our lives
Supervisor of the cycle: Elias Kouvelas, Emeritus Professor, University of Patras – Department of Medicine
– Spyros Sfendourakis, Associate Professor, University of Cyprus – Department of Biological Sciences
– Elias Kouvelas, Emeritus Professor, University of Patras – Department of Medicine
Co-ordinator: Stephanos Trachanas, Honorary PhD Recipient, University of Crete – Department of Physics and Director of the Crete University Press
How is it possible for life in all its complexity to arise in a universe made up of simple atoms and molecules? What are the laws which govern the universe and make it possible, at a certain point in its evolution, for life to appear?
The scientists taking part in the discussion will attempt to answer some of these basic questions, which relate, inter alia, to the existence of nature’s most perfect creation – mankind.