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the passing of Jenny Clack
« on: March 27, 2020, 07:18:26 AM »
Cambridge paleontologist Jenny Clack passed on March 26, 2020.
https://celebritiesdeaths.com/jenny-clack-death-dead-jenny-clack-obituary-cause-of-death-unknown/

This is a cool video I watched while I was learning about her today.
https://www.shapeoflife.org/video/jenny-clack-paleontologist-first-vertebrate-walks-land


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Re: the passing of Jenny Clack
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2020, 05:25:04 PM »
Sad news. I didn't know her personally, but I heard Jenny speak at several palaeo-conferences, she seemed like a nice person.


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Re: the passing of Jenny Clack
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2020, 07:50:07 PM »
Oh no! I was just reading some of her papers on early tetrapods.

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Re: the passing of Jenny Clack
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2020, 04:51:16 AM »
I never met her either, but one of the members of my PhD committee did his own PhD under her supervision, and taught me almost everything I know about comparative anatomy and early vertebrate evolution. As a result I have a lot of her ideas bouncing around in my head. She never even knew it, but I'm a tiny little piece of her enormous legacy.
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Re: the passing of Jenny Clack
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2020, 07:26:52 AM »
Sorry to hear this sad news, I recall telling my girls about Prof Clack when we visited the Sedgwick museum in Cambridge a few years ago - she was a great role model.

It's sad that she died not long after retirement, but good to hear these tributes from the paleaontological community. She did some amazing work.