Planetary Sciences Division Seminar

Title : The Impact of Impact

Date : 04-08-2022
Time : 15:30:00
Speaker : Prof. Dr. Philippe Claeys, Head of the Analytical, Environmental and Geochemical Research Group, VUB, Brussel
Area : Planetary Sciences Division
Venue : Online

Abstract

This presentation covers the identification of evidence to support a large meteorite impact at the Cretaceous-Paleocene boundary (K-Pg) 66 million years and the discovery and recent drilling of the Chicxulub crater in Yucatan. It also discusses how this major planetary collision triggered a rapid and brutal global environmental change that led to the demise of the non-avian dinosaurs and fauna and flora on Earth.