Friday, October 16, 2009

Dr. Stephen Gatesy Talks on T. rex Locomotion at the CMNH Tonight

"An Animated Approach to Dinosaur Locomotion"
Dr. Stephen Gatesy
Fri, Oct 16, 2009, 7:30 pm

For the last 15 years, Dr. Stephen Gatesy, associate professor of biology at Brown University specializing in paleontology and evolutionary functional morphology, has used 3-D animation software to visualize and analyze bipedal locomotion in carnivorous dinosaurs like Tyrannosaurus rex.

He served as a scientific advisor for the American Museum of Natural History exhibition Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries now on at the CMNH. Gatesy will discuss the process and problems in reconstructing tyrannosaur locomotion and present his research on fossil footprints and the origins of bird flight.

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