Science by the Pint

Our next SbtP event features…

Dr. Kristin Bergmann, Ph.D.

Victor P. Starr Career Development Assistant Professor,
Department of Earth, Atmospheric, & Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Climate by the Pint: Earth’s surprising temperature history

Thursday, July 19th, 6:30-8:00pm at Aeronaut Brewery
(14 Tyler Street, Somerville MA 02144) (directions)
Events start promptly at 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Kristin Bergmann’s multi-disciplinary research focuses on reconstructing the record of environmental change from observations of sedimentary rocks spanning Precambrian to end-Ordovician time.

To date her work has focused on marine carbonate sedimentary rocks and fossils from sites that include locations in United States, Oman, and Svalbard. She analyzes these rocks using a variety of tools in order to better understand how the chemistry and climate of the oceans and atmosphere affected the evolution of complex life, from unicellular microbial communities to multicellular animal communities. Her research has multiple important components including placing constraints on the environmental change that provides a backdrop for early evolution but also quantifying the range of climatic conditions the earth system is capable of.


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