Chatterjee, Sankar 2011-05-10

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Interviewee Name: Chatterjee Sankar

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Date: May 10, 2011

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Daniel Sanchez

Length: 01:24:26


Background, Birth details, Schooling and college, Work at Indian Statistical Institute, Working on the Dinosaur project, Dinosaur findings at India, Wrote manuscript on findings, Came to Berkeley as visiting professor, Moved to Harvard and George Washington University, Moved to Harvard form Berkeley for a year, Met Nick Horton at George Washington University, Showed interest to research in Antarctica, Joined Texas Tech University in 1979, Started the Antarctic expedition, Research at TTU, Difficulties in research, Generated grants from National Geographic channel, Got approval from ranch owners for doing research on their land, Made some good fossil discovery in first year, Went to China in 1984, Expedition in China, Teaching experience, Renewing previous work, How Dinosaurs died, Volcanic theory, Meteorite description, Bombay High oil field, Shiva Crater, Protoavis bird fossil discovery, Collaboration for flight of animals, Expedition to Antarctica with Nick Horton, Collaboration with Larry Whitener, Studying brain of the fossil, Research on early crocodiles, Darwin’s evolution theory, Gene transfer, River of life, Career, Expedition to Brazil, Teaching inspired by his son, Career as a teacher/mentor, Parents, Inspired by his dad, Inspiring children in summer projects, Darwin’s evolution theory, One sentence answers

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