Lectures by the Laureate in Geosciences and invited speakers.
The symposium is organized in conjunction with the award of the Crafoord Prize in Geosciences. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the 2022 Crafoord Prize in Geosciences to Andrew H. Knoll, Harvard University, USA “for fundamental contributions to our understanding of the first three billion years of life on Earth and life’s interactions with the physical environment through time”.
Chair: Ulf Söderlund, Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Hans Ellegren, Secretary General, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Presentation of the Crafoord Laureate
Martin Jakobsson, Chair of the Crafoord Prize Committee in Geosciences
Phytoplankton in space and time
Crafoord Laureate Andrew H. Knoll, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Significance of microbes during mass extinction events and their role in exceptional fossil preservation
Kliti Grice, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
The rise of eukaryotes
Susannah M. Porter, University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, USA
Lunch, included for registered participants
Vivi Vajda, Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
A case for an active eukaryotic marine biosphere during the Proterozoic Era: Fossils meet models
Donald E. Canfield, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
Exploring extant algae for signals of ancient atmospheres as influenced by life
Rosalind E. M. Rickaby, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
The fossil record of early animals
Shuhai Xiao, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
Pumping and swimming through time
Nicholas J. Butterfield, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Stefan Bengtson, Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
End of symposium
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