Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Inaugural Lecture: Prof. Peter Cawood

Professor Peter Cawood, School of Geography and Geosciences, Department of Earth Sciences, will deliver his Inaugural Lecture “Pulse of the Earth”, in School III, St Salvator’s Quadrangle on Wednesday 12 October 2011 at 5.15-6:30 pm. All welcome.
Professor Cawood’s research is concerned with field-based studies of mountain belts, including their mineral deposits, and the insight they provide into Earth processes. His work ranges in scale from global reconstructions to microscopic examination of mineral grains. He has worked in mountain belts ranging in age from Archean (>2500 million years) to Recent, and from many disparate geographic areas around the globe. He is currently studying the generation and preservation of continental crust and, in particular, is concerned about potential bias in the geologic record and the implications this has for understanding the origin of the crust and its mineral deposits.