From Marble to Mummies

Prof. Michael Wiescher

Tuesday February 16th 2016 - 7:00 pm ET

101 Jordan Hall of Science

In this presentation we take a step back from the fundamental question of the universe and the origins of the elements but look at the utilization of the scientific techniques that have been developed as side product of this effort. The talk will concentrate on a new range of applications in nuclear physics that became known as archaeometry, the analysis and dating of historical and archaeological materials. The range of applications from art to art forgery will be demonstrated on a number of examples in the world of modern art and archaeology.

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