2016 Knox College Summer Program
August 15 – 19, 2016
11-00 AM – 12:30 PM
WHAT LIES BENEATH: OUR PLANET EARTH
The history of our Earth and the way it works are unique among all the planetary bodies that we know. The equally unique life that has developed on Earth appears to be exquisitely dependent on when, where and how our solar system evolved and on how our planet itself functions. We will explore the extraordinary planet through specific discussions of “ages”, earthquakes, volcanoes, and water.
LECTURER: PIERRE ROBIN
Pierre Robin is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto, Department of Earth Sciences. Following a Mining and Civil Engineering degree, Pierre obtained an M.Sc. in Geology from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D. in Geology and tectonics; he is specifically concerned with where, why and how rocks reform, earthquake mechanisms, folding and faulting, and Plate Tectonics. He and his students have done field work in various parts of the Canadian Shield.