Visualizing Fossils: Looking Inside and Making them Move May 7 3:00pm-4:30pm

Dr. Paul Serrano of the Department of Biology will be giving a talk entitled Visualizing Fossils: Looking Inside and Making them Move May 7 from 3:00pm-4:30pm in the Kathleen A. Zar room of the John Crerar Library. Computed-tomographic imaging has revolutionized not just what we can see within a fossil, but how skulls or skeletons might might fit back together and even how they might have appeared or moved in life. This talk will show images from the work in Dr. Serrano’s lab that has allowed the visualization of internal spaces inside bones. Imaging using medical and industrial scanners is now a regular procedure in paleontology. Manipulating digital imagery, rather than physical objects, and then printing them such will soon replace traditional sculpting, casting and molding procedures.

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