Journeying to the Earth's Past in the Isotope Time Machine

  • February 29, 2012 · 8:00 PM
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by John M. Eiler as part of the Earnest C. Watson lecture series @ Caltech. This talk will explore how the study of isotopes in rocks and fossils lets us peer into the past and quantitatively reconstruct geological and biological evolution. Recent innovations allow to reconstruct ice ages hundreds of millions of years in the past and measure the body temperatures of dinosaurs. Official announcement see http://events.caltech.edu/events/event-8685.html

Meeting point would be 15 minutes before the talk at the entrance to the left of this round Beckman Auditorium. They have plenty of parking space in the evening at the junction of E Del Mar Blvd and S Michigan Ave right in front of this lecture hall. http://events.caltech.edu/find.html . Parking after 5:00 pm and lecture both are free.

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  • Grace

    Interesting lecture.

    February 29, 2012

  • Andreas

    Hi Stasia, if your son loves science or may'be just want to hear how scientists know about the body temperature of dinosaurs, why not.

    February 29, 2012

  • Andreas

    mass spectroscopy is a powerful tool in chemical analysis and can meanwhile answer questions such as
    - where the plant was grown to make this food
    - which type of cell culture was used to produce this biotherapeutic
    - in the Mars rover 'Curiosity' if the atmosphere or soil samples show signs of biomineralization.
    This talk is announced for the general public.

    January 28, 2012

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