Lynn Margulis Symposium

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Lynn Margulis Symposium—A Life in Science: in Memory and Celebration   Friday March 23 to Sunday March 25, 2012     The University of Massachusetts, in collaboration with the family and friends of Lynn Margulis (1938-2011), cordially invites you to a Symposium, March 23-25, 2012, celebrating her life and work. Although the Symposium is still in its early planning stages,


Lynn Margulis Symposium—A Life in Science: in Memory and Celebration

 

Friday March 23 to Sunday March 25, 2012

 

 

The University of Massachusetts, in collaboration with the family and friends of Lynn Margulis (1938-2011), cordially invites you to a Symposium, March 23-25, 2012, celebrating her life and work. Although the Symposium is still in its early planning stages, we wanted to alert you and other interested parties you may know in order to provide the lead-time needed to save these dates and arrange for travel to and from Amherst, Massachusetts.

 

We are very excited about this opportunity to gather in memory of Professor Margulis, and to explore the history, importance, and future of her intellectual accomplishments.

 

As plans take shape, they will be posted to www.geo.umass.edu/margulis_symposium.html.

 

 

Preliminary Schedule of Events

 

Friday March 23, 2012

Welcome and Lynn Margulis Film Festival

 

Saturday March 24, 2012

Welcome followed by seminars on Gaia, astrobiology, symbiosis, and a tribute dinner with Peter Westbroek, William Irwin Thompson, and a new essay by James Lovelock

 

Sunday March 25, 2012

Community and colleague comments and an afternoon field trip in memory and celebration to Lynn’s favorite swimming hole (and last research site), Puffers Pond