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Presented By: Museum of Natural History

Science Café

Terrible Tsunami: How the End-Cretaceous Asteroid Caused a Massive Wave

An asteroid killed the dinosaurs—or maybe it was more complicated than that? Scientists have good reason to believe the asteroid impact caused other events that contributed to the mass extinction of the dinosaurs and many other organisms. If there were a massive tsunami at the end of the Cretaceous period, how would we know that? If we suspect as much, how could we find out? Join Ted Moore and Brian Arbic of the U-M Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences as we discuss the detective work necessary to provide evidence for a massive tsunami. How else might these methods be applied? How is this science relevant to the present, or to the future of our planet?

Science Cafés provide an opportunity for audiences to discuss current research topics with experts in an informal setting.

Complimentary hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 p.m.
The program begins at 6:00 p.m.
Seating is limited—come early.

UMMNH would like to thank Conor O’Neill’s for 15 years of support for our Science Cafés. Their continued commitment brings U-M faculty into the Ann Arbor community to discuss current research topics.

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