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Another Speaker Announced for the 5th Annual British Exopolitics Expo

Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe - Cosmomicrobia and the Nature of Intersteller Dust

We are please to announce that Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe will join us at the 5th Annual British Exopolitics Expo at the University of Huddersfield on Saturday September 28th, 2013.

Chandra Wickramasinghe was a student and collaborator of the renowned astronomer Sir Fred Hoyle. Their joint work on the nature and composition of interstellar dust led to the thesis of cosmomicrobia (panspermia) in which microbial life incident from space seeded life on Earth.

Accolades for his work include the International Dag Hammarskjold Gold Medal for Science in 1986 awarded jointly with Sir Fred Hoyle, he holds the highest doctorate (Sc.D.) from Cambridge University and an honorary doctorate from the Soka University of Tokyo, Japan. He is currenty the director of the Cardif Centre for Astrobiology.