The rise and fall of the dinosaurs-what can we humans learn? An RASBJ Zoom talk by Professor Steve Brusatte, University of Edinburgh, followed by Q&A
WHAT: The rise and fall of the dinosaurs- what can we humans learn? An RASBJ Zoom talk by Professor Steve Brusatte, University of Edinburgh, followed by Q&A
WHEN: May 12 Wednesday 8.00PM-9.00PM BEIJING STANDARD TIME
WHERE: For this talk Prof. Brusatte will be streamed to an IN-PERSON audience at The Courtyard Institute , 28 Zhonglao Hutong, as well as accessible via Zoom in the usual way. Members are most welcome to attend in person at the Courtyard Institute.
MORE ABOUT THE EVENT: The dinosaurs ruled the Earth for over 150 million years–evolving into spectacular giants like Brontosaurus and T. rex. In this talk, paleontologist Steve Brusatte, author of the book The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs, will recount the story of where dinosaurs came from, how they rose up to dominance, how most of them went extinct when a giant asteroid hit, and how some of them lived on as today’s birds. He will describe the special features of dinosaurs in China, and recent discoveries about dinosaurs worldwide. At a time when Homo sapiens has existed for less than 200,000 years and we are already talking about planetary extinction, dinosaurs are timely reminder of what humans can learn from the magnificent creatures that ruled the earth before us.
MORE ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Steve Brusatte is a paleontologist who hunts and writes about dinosaurs. He is a professor at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, but grew up in the Midwestern USA. Steve has traveled around the world digging up dinosaurs and, working with many international colleagues, has named more than 15 new species, including the tyrannosaur ‘Pinocchio rex’ (Qianzhousaurus) and the raptor Zhenyuanlong. He has written several books for kids and adults, most notably the adult pop science book The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs (2018), which was a New York Times bestseller in the USA and Sunday Times bestseller in the UK. He is the paleontology consultant for the Jurassic World franchise.
HOW MUCH: This event is free and exclusively for members of the RASBJ and other RAS branches. If you or someone you know wants to join the RASBJ in order to attend this talk, please use this link to sign up via our website https://rasbj.org/membership/ , please do this at least 48 hours before the event.
In person attendees at The Courtyard Institute can purchase refreshments from the bar beginning 7.30 PM.
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