The Earth before and after us


The Earth before and after us

Grip op tijd
The Earth existed for billions of years before humankind came along. What can a long-term view on the Earth’s history teach us about the future? Geologist Dr João Trabucho Alexandre explains.

The several hundred thousand years that humans have walked this planet, are nothing compared to Mother Earth’s billions of birthdays. Keeping this in mind, geologist Dr João Trabucho Alexandre (UU) dares us to take a on a humble view. How has non-human history shaped the world as we know it today? Can thinking about ‘deep time’ help us envision a far future?

In collaboration with the faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, faculty of Science and the faculty of Humanities (UU).


Date & time
Wednesday March 16 2022 (20:00-21:30)
No registration is needed. But seats are limited and first come, first served.
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Grip op tijd

Wat is tijd, hoe praten we erover en wat betekent het voor de mens? Antwoorden vanuit de filosofie, psychologie, natuurkunde en geologie.