Next in Evolution


Monday, November 5, 2018, 2:30pm to 5:30pm


Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Next in Science series provides an opportunity for early-career scientists whose creative, cross-disciplinary research is thematically linked to introduce their work to one another, to fellow scientists, and to nonspecialists from Harvard and the greater Boston area. The focus of this year’s program is in the study of evolution. In this program, two leading researchers will explore the genetic impact of Neanderthal interbreeding with modern humans and consider how people migrated, adapted, and mixed over the course of human history. Two others will discuss the ongoing process of evolution: the rapid formation of divergent fish species and the fast-paced adaptation of plant life in the modern urban environment.

Learn more about Next in Evolution.