While the Grand Canyon is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, when and why it was created has been debated since it’s discovery more than 150 years ago.
At Nov. 12’s Café Scientifique, Rebecca Flowers, a CU-Boulder researcher, will discuss how new research may date the Grand Canyon’s creation to more than 70 million years ago.
The event, entitled “Thermochronology evidence for an ancient (~70 Ma) Grand Canyon,” will start at 6:30 p.m. at Clyde’s in the University Center.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Tom Huber, professor, Geography and Environmental Studies, [email protected].
Café Scientifique is an informal gathering of scholars and science aficionados who are passionate about debate and friendly discussion with peers. The event is free and open to the public.
The UCCS Department of Public Safety will provide complementary parking for the event in lots 3 and 4.
Funding for Café Scientifique is provided by UCCS Auxiliary Services.
— Photo by Philip Denman