Early evolution of primates and how to tell the story

The team behind the research on the fossil Darwinius masillae, popularly known as IDA, meets two of their most influential critics in a one day symposium open to the public.

Free entrance. Open for all.


10.00 Welcome

Rector Ole Petter Ottersen, University of Oslo

10.15 – 12.15 The science behind IDA

Presentations by the “Dream Team”

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

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

11.00 – 11.15 Coffee break

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

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

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

12.20 – 13.15 Lunch

13.15 14.15 IDA seen from the outside

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

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

14.15-15.30 Panel debate
Moderator Erik Tunstad

15.30-15.45 Coffee break

15.45 – 17.00 Communicating Science, Popular science and the media

15.45 -16.30 Atlantic Productions: How to communicate science: today and tomorrow
Anthony Geffen, Executive Director

16.30 -17.00 Discussion

17.00 End of symposium

The speakers

John  Fleagle
John Fleagle
Jens Franzen
Jens Franzen
Philip Gingerich
Philip Gingerich
Marc Godinot
Marc Godinot
Jörg Habersetzer
Jörg Habersetzer
Jørn Hurum
Jørn Hurum
Holly Smith
Holly Smith
Anthony Geffen
Anthony Geffen
Publisert 10. mai 2019 15:54 - Sist endret 10. mai 2019 15:54