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Exploring the History of Life | Hélène Morlon | TEDxHamburg
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Hélène Morlon on "Exploring the History of Life" at TEDxHamburg (

Hélène Morlon is a biodiversity mathematician. She helps us analyse the history of life on our planet through the lens of mathematics. At the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, she leads an interdisciplinary team of young researchers that uses the Tree of Life, mathematics and computer codes to understand the history of life and evolution on our planet. She travels back in time to examine the factors that affect rates of speciation, extinction and trait evolution.

Hélène was trained as a mathematician in France and always had a deep fascination for the natural world. She developed her research during 5 years in the US before integrating the CNRS. She is currently leading a 5-year long European research project, was awarded the CNRS bronze medal for outstanding research, and is part of the 2016 class of TED Fellows.

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