NBIA Colloquium by Jan Heinemeier – Niels Bohr Institute - University of Copenhagen

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NBIA Colloquium by Jan Heinemeier

How accelerators, carbon-14 and stable isotopes reveal news of past and present: Age of archaeological materials, tissue and wine

Jan Heinemeier

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Aarhus University

I will give an overview of how levels of carbon 14 measured by Accelerator Mass Spectrometry and stable isotopes can answer a wide range of questions, such as:
-How old are archaeological findings?
-What did the Vikings eat?
-How fast is turnover of human tissue?
-Is your expensive Barolo wine actually from 1998?

Refreshments will be served in the NBIA lounge after the talk.