2014 Field Work in India’s Deccan Traps
Deccan Traps, India
In December 2013 a research team from the Department of Geosciences traveled to central India in order to address one of the most captivating questions in Earth history: what was the cause of the dinosaur-eradicating Cretaceous-Tertiary (K-T) mass extinction ca. 65 million years ago? The group included Profs. Blair Schoene and Gerta Keller; Kyle Samperton, a PhD student working in Schoene’s Radiogenic Isotopes Lab; Mike Eddy ’11, now a PhD student in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at MIT; Prof. Thierry Adatte of the University of Lausanne (Switzerland); Prof. Syed Khadri of Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University (India); and Preston Kemeny ’15, who is conducting his Spring Junior Project under the supervision of Keller, Schoene, and Adatte.
"Princeton Geochronologists, Paleontologist Investigate Interplay of Volcanism, Impacts and Mass Extinctions with Field Work in India’s Deccan Traps"