Where does life come from and are we alone in the Universe?
These are two of the biggest questions humanity faces - and they'll be pondered in more detail by Cambridge scientists and philosophers alike thanks to a multi-million pound grant.
The new Leverhulme Centre for Life in the Universe, led by Nobel Laureate Professor Didier Queloz, will be dedicated to exploring the nature and extent of life in the universe over the next ten years.
The Cambridge University project will be supported by a £10 million grant awarded by the Leverhulme Trust, a British organisation which bestows money for research and education.
The centre will bring together an international team of scientists and philosophers who will ask what the nature of life is, how it emerged and whether there is alien life elsewhere in the Universe.
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