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Curious Minds: Dr Nick Gardiner “A potted history of Plate Tectonics.”

5 November 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Perthshire Society of Natural Science and Culture Perth & Kinross presents the Curious Minds lecture series.

A potted history of Plate Tectonics

We are all familiar with the concept of Plate Tectonics but, as late as the 1960s, it was still resisted by many Geologists. Nick Gardiner will discuss the history of the idea, how plate tectonics works on Earth and whether it may be a general model on other planets.

Dr Nick Gardiner is a Lecturer at the School of Earth and Environment, University of St Andrews. He is a solid Earth petrologist and geochemist who works on crustal processes with current research focus on Early Earth geodynamics and on critical metal resources.

He has a BA in Geology from Oxford, an MSc in Geochemistry from Leeds, and then returned to Oxford for a DPhil in metamorphic geochemistry.

After working in commodities trading for nearly a decade, in 2013 he returned to academia initially with a 2-year postdoc at Oxford, followed by 4 years in Australia, with research positions in Perth and Melbourne, before joining St Andrews in 2019.

Time, Place Ticketing

Venue: The lecture will be live in the Soutar Lecture Theatre of the AK Bell Library, 2-8 York Place Perth PH2 8EP

Tickets are £5 to attend in person and can be purchased via Eventbrite here

Tickets are £2 to view the lecture via Zoom and can be purchased via Eventbrite here

What is Curious Minds?

Curious Minds is a full season of fascinating, stimulating and challenging talks by some of Scotland’s leading academics.

For season 6 of Curious Minds, we have a fabulous and eclectic mix of topics to get your brain working on a Friday night with a stellar cast of guests from Universities and Research labs all over the country. From Quantum Entanglement to Cancer Nanomedicines via Plate Tectonics and Time Travel – we have something to stimulate everyone’s intellectual curiosity.

Visit the Curious Minds page to see what other talks are coming up.