State-of-the-Art Mass Spectrometry: “Mummies, dinosaurs, and beer. Mass spectrometry in archeology, paleontology, and museums”

Skoltech Lecture Hub at ARHE presents a new online course of lectures: State-of-the-Art Mass Spectrometry


The mass spectrometer is a research instrument that ranks among the world’s greatest inventions. Mass spectrometry that helps weigh an individual molecule’s weight has become a fixture in doping research, medicine, ecology, and even museums.

What are the ingredients of ancient oil, dyes and embalming fluids for Egyptian mummies? Can molecular analysis help retrace ancient trade routes?

Can molecular analysis help find out more about dinosaurs and identify the purpose, age and geography of archaeological artifacts?

Join Yury Kostyukevich’s lecture to get the answers and find out how to brew beer according to an ancient Egyptian recipe, tell a fake from an original piece of art, and restore an art object.

Speaker: Yury Kostyukevich, PhD in Physics and Mathematics and Assistant Professor at the Skoltech Center for Computational and Data-Intensive Science and Engineering (CDISE).


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