Mittwoch, 17. Oktober 2018, 17:00 - 19:00 iCal

Daniel Le Heron: Earth's Icy Past

Tales from the Rock Record

Kleiner Festsaal im Hauptgebäude der Universität Wien
Universitätsring 1, 1010 Wien

Antrittsvorlesung, Public Lecture

Daniel Le Heron
is Professor of Sedimentology in the Department of Geodynamics and Sedimentology, University of Vienna since March 2018.

As a field geologist, he has been privileged to undertake extensive fieldwork across the world, focusing on intensive glaciations some 2200, 720, 443 and 300 million years before present. In this lecture, he will showcase some of the finest e vidence for these past glaciations from geological expeditions in the USA, North Africa, Arabia, southern Africa, Australia and China. He will draw attention to oddities: How and why the record for glaciation differs between ice ages of different vintages, and why each of them is important in the evolution of our planet. He will also demonstrate how the advent of digital data on a number of scales (from satellite imagery to micro-scale analysis) is enabling us to make exciting new advances, and ever improved insight into the secrets of our icy past.

Research interests
Dan’s greatest interest is in Earth’s ancient glacial record, specialising on the archive of ancient glacial deposits covering the full spectrum of geological time. However, his geological interests are wide and also include regional geology of various countries and basins where he has worked.

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Inaugural Lecture
Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 17:00

Small Ceremonial Chamber (Kleiner Festsaal)
University of Vienna
Universitätsring 1, 1010 Vienna

Programme of the Inaugural Lecture (PDF)

Barrier-free access:
Right side entrance, elevator 1st floor

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Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy


Brigitte Adler
Universität Wien