Minik Rosing and Emily Pope at the Science Gala – University of Copenhagen

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23 November 2017

Minik Rosing and Emily Pope at the Science Gala

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For the tenth year in a row, The Natural History Museum is hosting the Science Gala in the Ceremonial Hall at Frue Plads. Eight scientists will present the most exciting scientific discoveries of the year. Among the eight scientists are Professor Minik Rosing and assistant professor Emily Pope of the section of Geobiology and Minerals.

The 29th of November, it is possible to see Professor Minik Rosing and assistant professor Emily Pope of the section of Geobiology and Minerals tell about their exciting research, as they present the results and scientific discoveries of the year.

Minik  Rosing will tell how he, together with a scientist colleague, has utilized gemstones from Greenland in the research of the earliest forms of life on Earth. The results of this research was earlier this year published in the internationally esteemed scientific journal Nature.

The earliest stages of the Earth’s history are also the topic of Emily Pope’s research. The Earth’s oceans hold tremendous importance to both life on Earth and to the geological processes operating on the planet. New methods for the study of the size of Earth’s early oceans and for assessing where the water came from and where it might have gone are continually being developed. These parameters are all important for our understanding of what the Earth was like at the time when life first emerged.

Besides Minik Rosing and Emily Pope, six other scientists from the Museum of Natural History will present their research in topics such as biology, evolution and anthropology.

The Science Gala is from 7 pm to 9:15 pm. A glass of champagne will be served during the intermission.