Can science help solve a real-life mystery? In episode 97 of Parsing Science, we talk with Alexander Puzrin from ETH Zurich about his research into The Dyatlov Pass incident, a 62-year-old mystery involving the deaths of nine hikers in the freezing Russian wilderness, a tragedy that’s been attributed to everything from a yeti to military weapons testing and an avalanche. His open access article “Mechanisms of slab avalanche release and impact in the Dyatlov Pass incident in 1959“ was co-authored with Johan Gaume and published on January 28, 2021 in the Nature journal, Communications Earth & Environment.

 

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Hosts / Producers

Ryan Watkins &  Doug Leigh

How to Cite

Watkins, R., Leigh, D., Puzrin, A. M. (2021): The Dyatlov Pass incident – Alexander Puzrin. figshare. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.14390822

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What’s The Angle? by Shane Ivers

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