NB: Foredraget vil være på engelsk.
Statens Naturhistoriske Museum har givet følgende beskrivelse af arrangementet:
Our international guest speaker of the season is Professor Michael Benton. He is a leading British palaeontologist and evolutionary scientist who has made fundamental contributions to understanding the history of life.
He was one of the experts consulted by BBC in connection with their series Walking with Dinosaurs, and he has published a number of acclaimed books.
His latest book is entitled “The Dinosaurs Rediscovered: How a Scientific Revolution is Rewriting History” (2019) and this will be the topic of his talk at Wine & Science.
Over the past twenty years, our understanding of dinosaurs has changed dramatically and has revealed things that nobody predicted. This is due to remarkable new fossil finds combined with a revolution in the techniques available to analyse fossils. Palaeontologists can now work out the colour of dinosaurs, their bite forces, top speeds, and even how they cared for their young.
Tonight, Michael Benton will give us insights into how far our knowledge of dinosaurs has come. He will present the latest palaeontological evidence, bring us on excavation expeditions as well as into high-tech laboratories, and explore how scientists are able to read the details of the life of the dinosaurs from their fossils.
Host of the evening will be Peter Kjærgaard, Professor of Evolutionary History and Museum Director at the Natural History Museum of Denmark.
A glass of wine will be served during the intermission (included in the price).