Towards Molecular Complexity

This seminar is part of the EAI on-line seminars

By Thomas Henning, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Germany

26 January 2021, 16:00 CET

Modern life is characterized by a complex DNA/protein machinery encapsulated in cellular systems. 

The seminar will discuss how feedstock molecules such as hydrogen cyanide and formaldehyde can be produced
under early Earth conditions or in planet-forming environments. These molecules may then lead to RNA structures, amino acids and lipid precursors.