Published on Thursday August 23, 2007
For more than seven years, Dee Breger, Director of Microscopy and Research Professor in the College of Engineering at Drexel University, has been working on a project to uncover previously unknown meteorite impacts. Recently, her work has been captured in The History Channel documentary "Comet Catastrophe" which will air on Tuesday, September 4th at 10:00 p.m. EST. The film will be the season premier of the History Channel's "MegaDisasters" series.
In the film, Breger and her colleague Dr. Dallas Abbott, an adjunct research scientist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, NY, are shown working on an analytical scanning electron microscope at Drexel University. Some of Breger's colorized SEM images of impact micro-ejecta may also be shown in the film.
Breger's research has garnered extensive press and was the lead story in the Science section of The New York Times in November 2006. You can read more about it here.