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Wed 24 May 2006

Dinosaurs! Symposium, Thu 25 - Sat 27 May 2006: 2pm - 6pm

Category : talks

As part of the "Dinosaurs! A T. rex named SUE and friends" Exhibition jointly organised by NUS Faculty of Science and the Singapore Science Centre, a group of dino-hunting speakers have been brought down to add a personal touch to the exhibition with some real-life stories! This three day symposium is being held from Thu 25-Sat 27 May 2006: 2pm-6pm.

Entry to the symposium is free. The normal ticket charge to the exhibition appiles: $10/adult; $8/child (3-12yrs old). This allows you entry in to the rest of the Singapore Science Centre as well. To register, just email specialevents@science.edu.sg

The speakers are passionate experts with interesting experiences and stories:

Day 1: Thu 25 May 2006: 2pm - 6pm

  • Welcome by Dean FoS, NUS & Director, SSC
  • Peter Larson (Black Hills Institute of Geological Research) - "Controversy and Science in the Life of a Palaeontologist"
  • Christopher Brochu (University of Iowa) - "The Dead Speak: Lessons from a Tyrannosaur"

Day 2: Fri 26 May 2006: 2pm - 6pm

  • Peter Makovicky (The Field Museum) - "Sickle-clawed dinosaurs of the Southern Hemisphere."
  • Xu Xing (Institute for Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology) - "In search of BirdŐs Ancestors."
  • Peter Larson - "Variation and Sexual Dimorphism in Tyrannosaurus rex."

Day 3: Sat 27 May 2006: 2pm - 6pm

  • Christopher Brochu - "The Myth of the Living Fossil"; or, "Why Crocodiles Are Better Than Dinosaurs."
  • Panel discussion - "Future Directions in Dinosaur Research." Moderator: Peter Ng; Panel: Christopher Brochu, Peter Larson, Peter Makovicky, Xu Xing

Symposium details and speaker's background available at the Dinosaurs! webpage.

Ticket Discounts for NUS

  • NUS staff and students get a 10% discount on admission for a max of 5 persons per visit with your staff/student card.
  • Faculty of Science staff, students and alumni get 20% discount on admission for a max of 5 persons with a coupon obtainable from the FoS or department offices (if you need help, email me at: ).

For blog posts on the Dinosaurs! exhibition, see Raffles Museum News.

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