Category Archives: SVP 2011

More “press” for my talk

It’s been a while now that I gave my SVP talk and posted about it (part 1, part 2, part 3). And that means that the (excellent) Nature News article has seeped down into the abysses of the Internet. The … Continue reading

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Illiteracy, bad faith or gobbledygook? Chinese whispers of my talk

There is a wonderful table floating around the Internet that translates key words used by scientists, but also gives the terms usually erroneously understood by the public. I don’t remember where I got it from, I have to admit. it … Continue reading

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My SVP talk: Fast Forward Dinosaurs part 3

The last post on my SVP 2011 talk took us to the point where I said that modeling a dinosaur made me realize that Alexander’s formula can’t be applied to typical dinosaurs. How did this come about? Diplodocus non-running for … Continue reading

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My SVP talk: Fast Forward Dinosaurs part 2

Previously, I explained in general terms what Alexander’s formula is and how you can (it was claimed) use it to calculate the speed of a dinosaur. Today, I’ll talk about the biomechanical modeling approach, then discuss some of the problems … Continue reading

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My SVP talk: Fast Forward Dinosaurs part 1

It is now high time I finally write up my own SVP talk. The title was a bit boring: Fast moving dinosaurs: why our basic tenet is wrong

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Back from a great SVP meeting

Yesterday afternoon I came home from the 2011 SVP meeting in Las Vegas. The flight from Houston to Frankfurt was delayed, because some additional maintenance to the aircraft kept us on the ground for well over an hour. We had … Continue reading

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SVP day 3

Finally, I managed to find a place with free Internet access here in Vegas. It is already Day 3 of the SVP meeting, and things have quieted down for me. Day 1 was a zoo for dinosaur people, with both … Continue reading

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