Web-TV: Early evolution of primates and how to tell the story

On November 7th, 2009, a symposium was arranged in Oslo where the scientists behind Ida met two of their most distinguished critics. These are the speeches in full.

You will also find the two discussion sessions held during the symposium.

Ole Petter OttersenWelcome
Rector Ole Petter Ottersen, University of Oslo

The science behind IDA

Presentations by the “Dream Team”

Jörg HabersetzerIDA's world - the Messel locality and the techniques used for the study
Jörg Habersetzer, Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum

B. Holly SmithThe age of IDA - on the study of tooth development
B. Holly Smith, Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan

Jørn HurumIDA's skull structure
Jørn Hurum, Natural History Museum, University of Oslo

Jens L. FranzenIDA - the postcranial evidence
Jens L. Franzen, Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum

Philip D. GingerichIDA's relatives - IDA's systematic placement
Philip D. Gingerich, Museum of Paleontology and Department of Geological Sciences, University of Michigan

IDA seen from the outside

John FleaglePrimate Evolution and the Importance of Fossils
John Fleagle, Stony Brook University

Marc GodinotIDA in the context of European Eocene Primates
Marc Godinot, Laboratoire de Paléontologie, National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris

Communicating Science, Popular science and the media

Anthony GeffenAtlantic Productions: How to communicate science: today and tomorrow
Anthony Geffen, Executive Director

Debate and discussion

The debating panelPanel debate
Marc Godinot, Jens L. Franzen, Philip D. Gingerich and John Fleagle

Shot of audienceOpen discussion
Open discussion with participation from the audience

Published June 23, 2010 1:02 PM