Available recordings of ealier What is life? lectures at

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ijHgccuhLE&list=PLnqQJI0EhuwwdoH18CnKcOC6

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Tuesday December 5, 13.00. ”What is life” and PCM–program lecture Venue: Radiumhemmets Lecture hall Dirk Jäger Professor and Clinical Leader, NCT (Nationales Centrum für Tumorerkrankungen), DKFZ/University Hospital, Heidelberg How to individualize cancer treatment Host: Matthias Löhr & the PCM program at KI/K

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Wednesday November 29, 15.00 in ”What is life” and “Culture and Brain” series Venue: Wallenberg lecture hall, Nobel Forum, Nobels väg 1, KI Campus Patricia K. Kuhl Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences, NSF Science of Learning Center (LIFE, University of Washington, Seattle Language and the Infant Brain: Nature-Nurture Revisited Host: Hugo Lagercrantz

Dr Kuhl is internationally recognized for her research on early language and bilingual brain development,
for pioneering brain measures on young children, and studies that show how young children learn. She has received many awards for her pioneering work and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and
the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is a co-author of the book The Scientist in the Crib: Minds, Brains, and How Children Learn (Harper Collins).
Dr. Kuhl’s TED talk can be viewed at: http://www.ted.com/talks/patricia_kuhl_the_linguistic_genius_of_babies.html
Website http://ilabs.washington.edu/kuhl/

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What is life? The future of Biology, presents Friday August 25 at 13.00 (note time!) Wallenberg lecture hall, Nobel forum, Nobels väg 1 KI Campus Philipp Gunz, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig Dept. of Human Evolution The first of our kind. How fossils and genes force us to rethink the evolution of Homo sapiens Followed by discussion in smaller group at 14.15 –15.30 in meeting room next to lecture hall, Nobel Forum, KI Solna Campus. Hosts: Hugo Zeberg, Dept of Neuroscience and Ingemar Ernberg, MTC, K

*) New fossils from Jebel Irhoud, Morocco and the pan-African origin of Homo sapiens
See     https://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v546/n7657/full/nature22336.html
Fossil evidence points to an African origin of Homo sapiens from a group called either H. heidelbergensis or H. rhodesiensis. However, the exact place and time of emergence of H. sapiens remain obscure because the fossil record is scarce and the chronological age of many key specimens remains uncertain. In particular, it is unclear whether the present day ‘modern’ morphology rapidly emerged approximately 200 thousand years ago (ka) among earlier representatives of H. sapiens1 or evolved gradually over the last 400 thousand years2. Here we report newly discovered human fossils from Jebel Irhoud, Morocco, and interpret the affinities of the hominins from this site with other archaic and recent human groups. We identified a mosaic of features including facial, mandibular and dental morphology that aligns the Jebel Irhoud material with early or recent anatomically modern humans and more primitive neurocranial and endocranial morphology. In combination with an age of 315 ± 34 thousand years (as determined by thermoluminescence dating)3, this evidence makes Jebel Irhoud the oldest and richest African Middle Stone Age hominin site that documents early stages of the H. sapiens clade in which key features of modern morphology were established. Furthermore, it shows that the evolutionary processes behind the emergence of H. sapiens involved the whole African continent.

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Thursday September 7 at 15.00 Inghe lecture hall, Widerströmska Huset, Tomtebodavägen 18a, KI Campus (NOTE NEW VENUE!) Lars G.M, Pettersson,Department of Physics, AlbaNova University Center, Stockholm University A Two-State Picture of Water and the Funnel of Life

Abstract: I will discuss recent experimental and simulation data of liquid water and the picture of fluctuations between high-density (HDL) and low-density (LDL) liquid this has led to [1,2]. The HDL would be a more close-packed form, favored by entropy and dominates at high temperature. Below about 50°C correlated fluctuations into tetrahedral (LDL) structures, favored by hydrogen-bonding (enthalpy), begin to appear and become increasingly important upon further cooling [3,4]. A coexistence line between the two liquid phases is hypothesized, but it must lie at high pressure and low temperature in the so-called “No-man’s land” where measurements are extremely challenging due to rapid crystallization [5,6]. If such a line exists, it may terminate in a critical point from which a funnel-like region of enhanced fluctuations between the two forms emanates. Since these fluctuations are observed up to ambient conditions we may live in what could be called the “funnel of Life”. In light of this picture I will discuss some of the more important anomalous properties of water.

References:

[1] Anders Nilsson and Lars G.M. Pettersson, The Structural Origin of Anomalous Properties of Liquid Water, Nature Commun. 6, 8998 (2015).

[2] P. Gallo et al., Water: A Tale of Two Liquids, Chem. Rev. 116, 7463-7500 (2016).

[3] L. B. Skinner et al., The Structure of Water Around the Compressibility Minimum, J. Chem. Phys. 141, 214507 (2014).

[4] D. Schlesinger, K.T. Wikfeldt, L.B. Skinner, C.J. Benmore, A. Nilsson and L.G.M. Pettersson, The temperature dependence of intermediate range oxygen-oxygen correlations in liquid water, J. Chem. Phys. 145, 084503 (2016).

[5] J. A. Sellberg et al., Ultrafast X-ray probing of water structure below the homogeneous ice nucleation temperature, Nature 510, 381 (2014)

[6] F. Perakis et al., Diffusive dynamics during the high- to low-density transition in amorphous ices, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 114, 8193 (2017)

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Network Medicine: A Network Perspective on Biology, Life and Medicine.

What is life? The future of Biology
Thursday January 12 at 15.00.
Albert-László Barabási, Center for Complex Network Research (CCNR), Northeastern University, Boston and and Division of Network Medicine, Harvard University
Wallenberg lecture hall, Nobel forum, Nobels väg 1 KI Campus

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On the importance of instability in technical, social and other systems. Monday November 28 15.00.Nobel Forum, Nobels väg 1, Karolinska Institutet Campus

What is life Molander Nov 28 2016 Poster

Per Molander, Uppsala

Lecture in What is life series. Open to all. Free, no preregistration. Welcome!
Sedan 1990-talet har Molander huvudsakligen arbetat som konsult åt Sveriges regering, Sida, Världsbanken, OECD, UNDP och Europeiska kommissionen. Under perioden 1997–2002 var han forskningsledare vid Studieförbundet Näringsliv och Samhälle. Han var huvudsekreterare i 2005 års katastrofkomission efter flodvågskatastrofen i Indiska oceanen. År 2009 utsågs han till generaldirektör för Inspektionen för socialförsäkringen.
Molander har författat ett 40-tal rapporter och artiklar och tre populärvetenskapliga böcker som behandlar historia, ekonomi samt förutsättningarna för mänskligt liv och tänkande.

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Per Molander, Systems Instability; Culture and Brain

Everyone welcome! Free. No registration.

NEXT November 10, 15.00 2016. SIX new lectures.

UPCOMING LECTURE TITLES:
Brain correlates of music-evoked emotions
Groove on the brain: rhythmic complexity and predictive coding
On the importance of instability in technical, social and other systems
Music training and nonmusical abilities: Associations or causation?
The brain and body in motion: The utility of dance for exploring nervous system plasticity

Seminars in series/course ”What is life”/”Culture and Brain” HT 2016
See also updates at http://www.kulturellahjarnan.se/
Thursday November  10 15.00
Lecture hall Andreas Vesalius, Berzeliuslaboratoriet, Berzelius väg 3,  KI Solna campus
Stefan Koelsch,  Dept  of Biological and Medical Psychology, University in Bergen
Brain correlates of music-evoked emotions
Hosts: Gunnar Bjursell  and Fredrik Ullén
16 – 18  Followed by discussion in room A 302, MTC, Nobels väg 16, Solna Campus

Monday November 14, 15.00 – 17 (on DVD)

Place: Seminar room A 302, MTC, Nobels väg 16
Ilya Shmulevich,  Institute for Systems Biology (ISB), Seattle, US
Perspectives on stability-responsiveness and trade-offs in biological system
Host: Ingemar Ernberg

Wednesday November  23 15.00
Wallenberg Lecture Hall, Nobel Forum, Nobels väg 1, KI Solna campus
Peter Vuust,Center for Music in the Brain (MIB), Dept. of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University and  Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus/Aalborg
Groove on the brain: rhythmic complexity and predictive coding
Hosts: Gunnar Bjursell  and Fredrik Ullén
16 – 18  Followed by discussion in room A 302, MTC, Nobels väg 16, Solna Campus

Monday November 28, 15.00
Place: Wallenberg hall, Nobel forum, Nobels väg 1
On the importance of instability in technical, social and other systems
Per Molander, Director General, Uppsala
Lecture followed by Students discussion in Room A 302, MTC, Nobels väg 16, 16.30-18.00
Sedan 1990-talet har Molander huvudsakligen arbetat som konsult vid olika svenska och nationella myndigheter och organisationer, exempelvis Sveriges regering, Sida, Världsbanken, OECD, UNDP och Europeiska kommissionen. Under perioden 1997–2002 arbetade han också som forskningsledare vid Studieförbundet Näringsliv och Samhälle. Han var huvudsekreterare i 2005 års katastrofkomission efter flodvågskatastrofen i Indiska oceanen. År 2009 utsågs han till generaldirektör för Inspektionen för socialförsäkringen.
Molander har författat ett 40-tal rapporter och artiklar. Han är även författare till tre populärvetenskapliga böcker om politisk filosofi. Böckerna behandlar även historia, religionshistoria, ekonomi samt frågor om förutsättningarna för mänskligt liv och tänkande. Per Molander har också skrivit essäer i Dagens Nyheter.

Tuesday December  6 15.00
Lecture hall Andreas Vesalius, Berzeliuslaboratoriet, Berzelius väg 3, Karolinska Institutet, Solna
E. Glenn Schellenberg,University of Toronto
Music training and nonmusical abilities: Associations or causation?
Hosts: Gunnar Bjursell  and Fredrik Ullén
16 – 18  Followed by discussion in room A 302, MTC, Nobels väg 16, Solna Campus

Wednesday January 25 15.00
Wallenberg Lecture Hall, Nobel Forum, Nobels väg 1, KI Solna campus
Emily S Cross, Bangor University, Wales.
The brain and body in motion: The utility of dance for exploring nervous system plasticity
Hosts: Gunnar Bjursell  and Fredrik Ullén
16 – 18  Followed by discussion in room A 302, MTC, Nobels väg 16, Solna Campus

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Bob Langer MIT world leading biomedical entreprenuer

Bob Langer will become Honorary Doctor at Karolinska Institutet on May 13 2016. Everone is welcome to his lecture on May 12
Lectures by new Honorary Doctor at KI
also included in “What is life? – The future of biology”

Thursday May 12 15.00
Wallenberg lecture hall, Nobel forum, Nobels väg 1, KI Solna campus
Bob Langer, MIT
Entrepreneurship in Medical Technology
Hosts: Yihai Cao and Ingemar Ernberg, MTCLanger poster

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Earlier lectures

Here                                                              https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnqQJI0EhuwwdoH18CnKcOC6j4qaU_yXI

you can look at most of the recent lectures. The lecture by Jeremy England so far attracted more than 80.000 viewers!!

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