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Title: The Death of the Dinosaurs: 27 Years Later (LBNL Summer Lecture Series)

Abstract

Summer Lecture Series 2006: Rich Muller, a Berkeley Lab physicist, discusses Nobel laureate Luis Alvarez and colleagues' 1979 discovery that an asteroid impact killed the dinosaurs. He also discusses what scientists have learned in the subsequent 27 years. Alvarez's team detected unusual amounts of iridium in sedimentary layers. They attributed the excess iridium to an impact from a large asteroid. His talk was presented June 30, 2006.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Physics
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1009111
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Resource Relation:
Conference: Summer Lecture Series, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California (United States), presented on July 30, 2006
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; ASTEROIDS; IRIDIUM; SEDIMENTARY ROCKS; GEOLOGIC HISTORY; PALEOCLIMATOLOGY; Dinosaur extinction; Asteroid; Iridium

Citation Formats

Muller, Rich. The Death of the Dinosaurs: 27 Years Later (LBNL Summer Lecture Series). United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Muller, Rich. The Death of the Dinosaurs: 27 Years Later (LBNL Summer Lecture Series). United States.
Muller, Rich. Fri . "The Death of the Dinosaurs: 27 Years Later (LBNL Summer Lecture Series)". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1009111.
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