Micro-CT lets scientists see telling 3D details in arthropod evolution

September 15, 2020
Artist rendering what the shrimp-like Cambrian species may have looked like. Illustration by Xiaodong Wang
Artist rendering what the shrimp-like Cambrian species may have looked like. Illustration by Xiaodong Wang

For the past five years, MCZ Faculty-Curator Javier Ortega-Hernández has been collaborating with colleagues in China to learn more about arthropod evolution by using micro-CT scanning to create 3D models of fossils and view details that would be impossible to see otherwise. Read more about the ongoing project in the Harvard Gazette.

Join us for a free virtual Evolution Matters Lecture by Javier Ortega-Hernández on Wednesday, October 14 at 6 p.m. sponsored by the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture.