This episode features a conversation on the Birth of the Solar System with Craig Kochel, Professor of Geology at Bucknell University, where he helped found the Environmental Center. His areas of research include fluvial geomorphology, hydrology, geologic hazards, and planetary geology. This conversation is hosted by Mary Evelyn Tucker, co-author of Journey of the Universe and professor at Yale University.
In this interview, we explore the evolution of our solar system and its planets. Included in this conversation are the origins of the Moon, the creative dynamism of plate tectonics, and the impact of geology on Earth’s biology.
What is our place in the 14-billion-year history of the universe?
What roles do we play in Earth's history?
How do we connect with the intricate web of life?
This podcast series is part of a larger project called Journey of the Universe that invites us to reflect on these questions. It consists of a film, a book, a series of conversations, and online classes.
The creators of the Journey project imagine that by knowing more about the universe and Earth we will also know more about ourselves. This may give us grounds for navigating our own journey in challenging times.
How did we come to be part of this universe story?
How do we belong and how can we participate in its future flourishing?
This series is a gateway into exploring these questions.
Connect deeply with these materials and more via the Journey of the Universe: A Story for Our Times Specialization, a series of Massive Online Open Courses hosted by Coursera and created by Yale. Available here: https://www.coursera.org/specializations/journey-of-the-universe
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