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STEVEN GODERIS LECTURES AT THE ROYAL FLEMISH CHEMICAL SOCIETY

  • May 7, 2022

On Tuesday 17 of May 2022, at 7 PM, Professor Steven Goderis presented a lecture to the "Koninklijke Vlaamse Chemische Vereniging" (Royal Flemish Chemical Society, KVCV) at the VUB, titled:"Iridium distributed around the globe following the Chicxulub impact event"

 

In this talk, based on his last Science Advances paper published in 2021, Steven illustrates how the identification of a positive Ir anomaly within the Chicxulub crater peak-ring sequence conclusively ties this ~ 200 km in diameter impact structure to the global Ir layer marking the K-Pg boundary sections worldwide, which saw the demise of the dinosaurs together with ~ 60% of the fauna and flora on Earth, during the Cretaceous-Paleogene mass extinction.

Royal Flemish Chemical

Official event page & full abstract:

https://www.kvcv.be/nl/activiteiten-en-nieuws/kalender/608-iridium-distributed-around-the-globe-following-the-chicxulub-impact-event

Event registration (mandatory):

https://www.kvcv.be/nl/?option=com_chronoforms5&chronoform=20220517_VUB_Iridium