Thursday, April 28 2016 at 7:30PM
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35 Rosemount Viaduct
City Centre, Aberdeen AB25 1NE
Dr. David Lusseau
What's the talk about?
For as long as we can collectively remember we have been trying to understand our place in the universe. We have used a range of approaches to do that and much of our modern scientific endeavours have been motivated by this question. In this talk I will take a comparative approach to understand what biology can tell us about our species. Are we the most intelligent species on this planet? Is our deep history special? What is our place in nature? I will show how these questions are crucial as we embark on our next great adventure and try to find out whether there are more like us in the Universe.
David Lusseau is Reader in biological sciences at the University of Aberdeen. He works at the intersection of life, formal, and social sciences to understand how individuals make decisions when uncertain and what the consequences of those decisions are for their health, social life, and demographic contributions.