The lecture is named after Franz M. Hilgendorf (1834-1904), a palaeontologist from Tübingen who, in 1863, constructed the first empirical phylogenetic tree of fossil organisms using snail shells. He thus provided the first fossil proof of gradual evolution and speciation as proposed by Darwin’s theory of evolution.
In memento of this work, the Hilgendorf Lecture series promotes evolutionary thinking across disciplines. Internationally renowned scientists present their latest work or show where evolutionary thinking can inform other research areas. The lecture is open to the public and addresses undergraduate and advanced students, postdocs and members of staff from various fields.
WHEN? Wed 1715 - 1900
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06 Dec 2019 (Friday)
Host: Katharina Foerster
Prof. Dr. Mike Bruford (Sustainable Places Research Institute, Cardiff, UK).
Note exceptional time (Friday) and location (Alte Aula, Münzgasse)
08 Jan 2020
Prof. Dr. Ruth Ley (Max Planck Inst. for Developmental Biology, Tübingen)
29 Jan 2020
Host: Oliver Bossdorf
Prof. Dr. Carol Lee (Centre of Rapid Evolution, Univ. of Wisconsin)
Note exceptional location (Hörsaal N10, Auf der Morgenstelle 3)
Rapid genomic evolution during habitat invasions