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Sophia Roosth
Associate Professor in the History of Science, Harvard University

Sophia Roosth is the Frederick S Danziger associate professor in the department of the history of science at Harvard University. She is the author of Synthetic: How Life Got Made (2017).

Written by Sophia Roosth

Essay/
Earth science and climate
The shape of life

The ancient Earth was profoundly alien. How do we distinguish between the living and non-living in the fossil record?

Sophia Roosth