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Darwin Days 2018 Panel Discussion – Evolution at Extremes

Monday, February 12, 2018 at 7:00pm

History Center in Tompkins County 401 E State St., Ithaca, NY

Darwin Days 2018 Panel Discussion – Evolution at Extremes: Exploring Life at the Limits

Monday, February 12th, 7:00 pm - The History Center in Tompkins County, 401 E State St., Ithaca, NY

Come to the History Center on Monday, February 12th, to hear a group of distinguished scientists discuss Evolution at Extremes: Exploring Life at the Limits. With panelists:

  • Dr. Lisa Kaltenegger, Director, Carl Sagan Institute
  • Dr. Lou Derry, Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell
  • Dr. Tory Hendry, Dept. of Microbiology at Cornell
  • Dr. Ilana Lauren Brito, Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering at Cornell

Part of "Extreme Life!" - Darwin Days 2018, February 11-17. Celebrate the wild world of evolution through our annual celebration of the life and ideas of Charles Darwin. Cornell University and the Paleontological Research Institution are sponsoring an exploration of "extreme life" during the 2018 Darwin Days. Discover how life is able to thrive in Earth’s extreme environments and learn how life might evolve on other planets. Visit for a full schedule of events.


Sunday, February 11 -- Extreme Double Feature: Cosmos and Life in Hell--2:00 pm, Cinemapolis

Monday, February 12 -- “Evolution at Extremes: Exploring Life at the Limits” Panel Discussion –7:00 pm, The History Center

Tuesday, February 13 -- Science Cabaret with Steve Zinder – “Mighty Microbes: Methanogens, the Tree of Life, and the Carbon Cycle” -- 7:00 pm, Sciencenter

Thursday, February 15 -- Darwin’s Trivia Challenge -- 7:00 pm, The Rhine House

Friday, February 16 -- Keynote by Dr. Phoebe Cohen: “Evolution of Life Before Animals: Gasping for Breath and Dodging Snowballs” -- 6:00 pm, 165 McGraw Hall, Cornell

Saturday, February 17 -- Life at the Extremes - Darwin Family Day -- 10 am - 3 pm, Museum of the Earth


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