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A Lecture 65 Million Years In The Making

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Updated: 21 April 2016
On Tuesday the 22nd of March, leading American palaeontologist Dr. Jack Horner will be giving a lecture titled Recreating Dinosaurs For Our Future World at Melbourne Museum. Attendees will discover the science behind dinosaur DNA and the retro-engineering of birds. Dr. Horner will also discuss his ‘Chickenosaurus’ project as well as the impact his theories and research had on the Jurassic Park and Jurassic World movies. Having published more than 100 professional papers, six books including Digging Dinosaurs, discovering the first dinosaur eggs in the Western Hemisphere and working on the social behaviour of dinosaurs, Dr. Horner is a bit of an expert. He and palaeontologist Bob Bakker served as inspiration for Michael Crichton (author of Jurassic Park) and inspired the character of Dr. Alan Grant played by Sam Neill. He also served as scientific and technical advisor to Steven Spielberg and has worked on all four Jurassic films. Currently, Dr. Horner works as the Curator of Palaeontology at the Museum of the Rockies in Montana and as the Regent’s Professor of Palaeontology.