October 30: Colin Sumrall, Associate Professor of Paleobiology
In his presentation, Sumrall will explore fossil echinoderms (sea stars and allies). He will discuss their use as building stones; the complex structure of their skeleton, which may have as many as two million elements; the microstructure of the elements that is both complex and beautiful; and the lattice structure of the calcite mineral from which the skeleton is built.
The UT Science Forum takes place via Zoom Friday, Oct. 30 from noon to 1 p.m. Registration is required. Once registered, you will receive a link to join the Zoom presentation.