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2014 Field Work in India’s Deccan Traps


December, 2013
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.

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"Princeton Geochronologists, Paleontologist Investigate Interplay of Volcanism, Impacts and Mass Extinctions with Field Work in India’s Deccan Traps"