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The Death of the Dinosaurs: 27 Years Later

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Titel The Death of the Dinosaurs: 27 Years Later
Autor Rich Mueller
Herausgeber Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
Erscheinungsjahr 2008
Sprache Englisch

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Fachgebiet Physik
Abstract 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.

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