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MSU to present "Life as Energy" lecture Nov. 11

November 3, 2008 -- From MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN -- Livingston author and scientist Eric Schneider will speak on "Life as Energy" at a free public lecture sponsored by Montana State University on Tuesday, Nov. 11.

The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. at the Emerson Cultural Center in Bozeman. It is part of a free community lecture series sponsored by MSU's Thermal Biology Institute and the NASA-funded MSU Astrobiology Biogeocatalysis Research Center. Light hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served.

Schneider's lecture is based on his book, "Into the Cool," which author Tim Cahill describes as unraveling the "intricacies of cosmology, meteorology, chemistry, ecology and even the mysteries of human aging in an unexpected but accessible and entertaining manner. It's all very simple. It's all very complex."

By analyzing energy and its flow--whether in non-living systems like tornadoes or complex old-growth forest ecosystems-- Schneider studies why we are here and where we are going, with forays into evolution, economics, ecology and even life's origins.

For more information, visit www.abrc.montana.edu/cls

Evelyn Boswell, (406) 994-5135 or evelynb@montana.edu