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.
Websites and other resources
- Article Highlights, Summary, Quick findings & Flashcards via Scholarcy
- Alexander’s group website
- Supplemental materials and videos from the article
- Horror/conspiracy video game and movie about the Dyatlov Pass incident
- Nature and EPFL videos:
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