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Spotlight on Science Technical Talk - 30th Anniversary Speaker
World-famous scientist Dr. Louis Jacobs will shine a spotlight on the details of his 50+-year career as a vertebrate paleontologist and his newest exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, “Sea Monsters Unearthed: Life in Angola’s Ancient Seas,” an exhibit telling the story of their Angolan discoveries, opened on November 9, 2018, in the Smithsonian Institution’s U.S. National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. This exhibit is unique in its story, in the role of students who pieced much of it together, and in the way it was produced cooperatively.
Dr. Jacobs was formerly Head of Paleontology at the National Museums of Kenya. He has conducted extensive field work in Malawi, Cameroon, Mozambique, Ethiopia, and now in Angola. Beyond Africa, he has conducted fieldwork in Costa Rica, Mexico, Pakistan, Yemen, Mongolia, Antarctica, and the US. Dr. Jacobs is Professor of Geological Sciences and President of the Institute for the Study of Earth and Man at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Jacobs has served as the President of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontologists.
Join us for a one-hour technical talk with a 30-minute Q&A session in the luxury of the new Origin Hotel ballroom. Tickets are $20 for FODR members; $25 for non-members; $10 for students with valid student ID.