Pizza and prose with author Robert Hazen


WASHINGTON -- The Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences will hold a lunchtime discussion with Robert Hazen, author of Genesis: The Scientific Quest for Life's Origins, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Hazen will discuss the ancient question of life's chemical origins, the theory of emergence, and how life must have begun through a sequence of natural events. The event is co-sponsored by the museum and Joseph Henry Press, an imprint of the National Academies Press. Admission is free and includes pizza, but members of the public should make reservations by calling 202-334-1201 or e-mailing[email protected]. Reporters who wish to cover this event must register in advance.

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