Speaker: Prof Thorsten Becker (University of Texas, Austin)
Plate tectonics can be understood from the dynamics of the cold, top thermal boundary layer of Earth's mantle which is convecting over timescales of millions of years.
Speaker: Richard Skelton (RSES)
Dislocations are linear topological defects which divide slipped and unslipped regions of a crystal lattice, which play an important role in determining the critical stress for
Speaker: Dr Richard Ernst (Carleton University, Canada, and Tomsk State University, Russia)
Large Igneous Provinces (LIPs) represent large volume (>0.1 Mkm3; frequently above >1 Mkm3), mainly mafic (-ultramafic) magmatic events of intraplate
Speaker: Dr Gideon Rosenbaum (University of Queensland)
The recognition of curved orogenic belts (oroclines) in modern and ancient tectonic environments provides crucial information for tectonic reconstructions.
Speaker: Dr Mark Kendrick (RSES)
It was long assumed that subduction zone metamorphism acts as a barrier to recycling of volatiles into the Earth’s mantle. In particular, the inability of noble gases to form c