Colloquium March 5: Dr. Steve Wang, Swarthmore College

Join us on Friday at 3 PM via zoom to hear Dr. Steve Wang tell us about... 

Dating the Demise of the Dinosaurs

Abstract: Why did the dinosaurs go extinct, and when? And how do we know? Much of our knowledge of the history of life comes from the fossil record. But the fossil record is notoriously incomplete, and as a result, potentially misleading. How, then, can we learn anything about life on earth millions of years ago? In this talk I will discuss my research on how we can recognize mass extinctions -- such as the one that killed the dinosaurs -- from imperfect clues in the fossil record. Along the way we will explore some seemingly unrelated topics, including how the Allies estimated the strength of enemy forces during World War II.

This is a joint colloquium with the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences.

Please contact Quinn Morris (morrisqa) or Kristen Roland (rolandke) for information about accessing zoom!

Published: Mar 1, 2021 9:51am