Mar 5, After the Asteroid: Colorado Rocks tell Earth's Comeback Story, Tyler Lyson

Tyler Lyson Digging, Photo from NOVA special, "Rise of the Mammals"

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Who: General public, alumni, and all students!

What: 2020 Winter Seminar

When: Thursday, March 5 at 7:00 PM (Come as early as 6:00 PM for light refreshments)

Where: 251 Tanner Building

Event: BYU Geological Sciences Quey Hebrew Lecture

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Sixty-six million years ago, an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs in a fiery global catastrophe. But we know little about how their successors, the mammals, recovered and took over the world. Now, hidden inside ordinary-looking rocks, an astonishing trove of fossils reveals a dramatic new picture of how rat-sized creatures ballooned in size and began to evolve into the vast array of species—from cheetahs to bats to whales to humans—that rule our planet today.

Tyler Lyson of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science is the focus of Nova's special "Rise of the Mammal" that chronicles this amazing story. Tyler will be our featured speaker for the annual Quey Hebrew Lecture. Come and meet Tyler Lyson in person and hear him discuss his discoveries. He will deliver a custom presentation titled "After the Asteroid: Colorado Rocks tell Earth's Comeback Story." It will be thought provoking and a fascinating lecture.

Additional Information on Nova's Special:

Rise of the Mammals by Nova

Hidden inside ordinary-looking rocks, an astonishing trove of fossils reveals a dramatic new picture of how rat-sized creatures ballooned in size and began to evolve into the vast array of species—from cheetahs to bats to whales to humans—that rule our planet today. Stream "Rise of the Mammals" online now!