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William Smith Meeting 2017: Plate Tectonics at 50

Date:
03 October 2017
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Event type:
Conference
Organised by:
1. Geological Society Events, 2017 Year of Risk, Tectonic Studies Group
Venue:
Burlington House, London
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On the 50th anniversary of the advent of the paradigm of plate tectonics, this three day meeting was convened to examine the state of the art and scope out new directions. The conference was then brought to a close by the 2017 William Smith lecture, delivered by Dan McKenzie.

Invited Speakers were:

Nick Christie-Blick Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Columbia University, USA

John Dewey University of Oxford, UK

Tony Doré Statoil, UK

Cindy Ebinger University of Rochester USA

Hank Frankel University of Missouri, Kansas City. USA

Catherine Johnson University of British Columbia, Canada

Peter van Keken Carnegie Institution for Science, Washington DC USA

Mike Kendall University of Bristol, UK

Xavier Le Pichon Collège de France

Peter Molnar University of Colorado Boulder, USA

Christopher Scotese, Northwestern University, USA

Opening remarks by

Tony Watts University of Oxford, UK

Closing remarks and introduction of the William Smith lecturer

James Jackson University of Cambridge, UK

William Smith lecturer

Dan McKenzie University of Cambridge, UK

Convenors for the meeting included:

Rob Butler University of Aberdeen

Mike Daly University of Oxford

Gareth Roberts Imperial College London

Jonathan Turner Radioactive Waste Management

Tony Watts University of Oxford

 
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