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13:15 - 13:55 18 March 2014

Lunch Hour Lecture: How did Earth begin?


Darwin Lecture Theatre, access via Malet Place | Darwin Building (link Map)
access via Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: FREE
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Proiessor Lars Stixrude, UCL Earth Sciences

To the founders of geology, the question of how the Earth began could not be addressed by science; answers had to await recent advances in radioactive dating, planetary accretion, and materials physics. The Earth appears to have begun in a completely molten state, a magma ocean, the nature of which, while still sketchy, is remarkably rich in its implications for understanding our planet today.


Catherine Dean
020 3108 3839 | c.dean@ucl.ac.uk


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