The Hilgendorf Lecture

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.

Hilgendorf lectures

Coordinator

Dr. Ingmar Werneburg

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WHEN?   Wed 1715 - 1900    

WHERE?  Lecture hall S320 • Hölderlinstraße 12 • Tübingen (GM).

Forthcoming talks (WiSe 2018/19)

Date Speaker and Abstract

23 Nov 2018

Host: Katerina Harvati

Prof. Dr. Tracy Kivell (Animal Postcranial Evolution lab, University of Kent, UK)

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19 Dec 2018
Host: Nico Michiels

Prof. Dr. Heike Wägele (Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig)

Solar powered sea slugs - fiction or reality

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16 Jan 2019

Host: Ingmar Werneburg

Prof. Dr. Marcelo Sánchez (Evolutionary Morphology and Palaeobiology of Vertebrates, Uni Zürich, CH)

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06 Feb 2019

Host: Hervé Bocherens

Prof. Dr. Maria McNamara (Preservation and palaeobiology of exceptionally preserved fossils, UC Cork, Ireland)

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