Scientist to lecture today about meteorite that likely caused extinction of dinosaurs

Talk on the meteorite scientists say caused extinction of dinosaurs is today

Dr. Sean Gulick of the University of Texas at Austin will deliver a lecture, "One Rock to Change the World: The Story of the Chicxulub Impact Crater," at 3:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, Sept. 11, in 3M Auditorium, Room 150, Owens Science Hall.

The Chicxulub impact crater, located off the Yucatan coast of Mexico, is the accepted site of the meteorite that caused a mass extinction of dinosaurs and other organisms that inhabited the Earth 65 million years ago. Gulick, a marine geologist, has studied geological evidence collected from the crater through the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP); he will share his findings as part of the IODP Distinguished Lecture series.

Read more about Gulick and his work on the University of Texas-Austin Web site.