The Body Temperature of the Dinosaurs: John Eiler (BS Geology '89), CLAS Alumni Fellow

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 3:30pm
John Eiler
151, Pappajohn Business Building

Join Dr. John Eiler, a 2019 Alumni Fellow of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, for a talk on "The Body Temperatures of Dinosaurs."

John Eiler (BS Geology '89) is the Robert P. Sharp Professor of Geology and Geochemistry at the California Institute of Technology.

He is a geologist and geochemist specializing in the distribution of the stable isotopes among natural materials. His research group is best known for developing the study of natural molecules containing two or more rare isotopes — a rare but ubiquitous family of species that give rise to a variety of applied geochemical tools.

Dr. Eiler received his PhD in Geology from the University of Wisconsin—Madison. He then worked as a postdoctoral fellow in stable isotope geochemistry at Caltech, where he joined the faculty in 1994. Dr. Eiler is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a recipient of the Day medal, Epstein medal, Macelwane medal, and Mineralogical Society of America young scientist award.

Dr. Eiler is also receiving the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.