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Dynamic Earth: the fall & rise of a Supercontinent

24 February 2012 - Queens Building Lecture Theatre

10:00 - 10:30 Breaking up is hard to do: a look at the processes of continental fragmenatation Alan Vaughan (British Antarctic Survey)
10:30 - 11:00 Rise and fall of Pangea Alan Smith (Cambridge)
11:30 - 12:00 Record of supercontinent assembly and break-up within Neoproterozoic Scotland Rob Strachan (Portsmouth)
12:00 - 12:30 From subduction initiation to coliision: the life cycles of volcanic arcs Julian Pearce (Cardiff)
14:00 - 14:30 Supercontinents: continental growth and environmental consequences Peter Cawood (St Andrews)
14:30 - 15:00 The biologoical impact of supercontinent break up Paul Upchurch (UCL)
15:30 - 16:00 SUpercontinent cycles and supergiant oil fields: how plate tectonics predicts hydrocarbon occurence Pete Burgess (RHUL)
16:00 - 16:30 Large igneous provinces, continental breakup and mass extinctions: is there a role for mantle plumes? Andy Saunders (Leicester)
19:00 Drinks reception Founder's Victorian Corridor

The day’s symposium is followed by the Lyell Dinner, a formal black tie dinner held in the spectacular Founder's Building Picture Gallery, followed by a live band and dancing.


Lyell Day 2012 is kindly supported by:

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