Professor Jack Horner Lecture

Professor Jack Horner
Regents Professor, Montana State University
Curator of Paleontology at the Museum of the Rockies

will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on September 30, 2006 at 8:15 p.m., Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.


How To Recreate a Living, Breathing Dinosaur

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Professor Horner served as the technical advisor for all three of Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park movies, and even served as partial inspiration for the movie's lead character. Among scientists, he is known as one of the world's foremost paleontologists for his impressive, influential, and dramatic field work leading to some of the best reconstructions of fossil dinosaurs. Indeed, the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman (Montana) is largely built around Horner's work. He has the distinctive honour of having two species of dinosaur named after him. Professor Horner is also a MacArthur Fellow, is widely consulted for paleontological work, and is a much sought after speaker.

Background Information

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