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Brooks Britt: Perseverance, Patience and Perspective

Brooks Britt: Perseverance, Patience and Perspective

When a professional geologist gifted nine-year-old Brooks B. Britt his rock collection, Britt thought, “This is it. I’m going to be a geologist.” Characteristic of his independent nature, Britt began looking for fossils on his own at age ten and discovered his love of...
A Thing of Beauty: Sauropod Vertebrae

A Thing of Beauty: Sauropod Vertebrae

In BYU Magazine’s new YouTube video series, “A Thing of Beauty,” BYU professors and personalities sharing something they consider beautiful. Geological science professor, Dr. Brooks Britt share his thing of beauty: the sauropod...
Jani Radebaugh gathers information from Pluto

Jani Radebaugh gathers information from Pluto

Jani Radebaugh, a planetary scientist in the Department of Geological Sciences, shares her most recent discovery of the mysterious Pluto and its Earth-like qualities with BYU. She says, “there’s a wealth of information in the distant reaches of the solar system, too.”...
Picking Up Where Elder James E. Talmage Left Off

Picking Up Where Elder James E. Talmage Left Off

Geology graduate student Collin Jensen isn’t the first Mormon geologist to wonder how the granite of Little Cottonwood Stock formed. “James E. Talmage, not only was he a prominent figure in the Church and an apostle, he was also a geologist,” Jensen said. “He was the...