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November 7th 2019

This week Adam talks to Ben Pearce about his PhD work studying the origins of life. But he wasn't always a physicist...

Ben first graduated with a degree in electrical engineering. Like many, he was enticed by the nice pay and began working in the oil industry, but was never really passionate about engineering. This lead him to Berlin, where he realized, through long conversations with some interesting a brilliant young people like himself, the Big Questions like, "where did life come from" were questions he could totally pursue. So he came back to Canada, earned a degree in astronomy, and ended up here at McMaster in the Origins of Life Institute.

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