Events

The Rhythms of Earth and Life through Time

Summary

The Royal Society of Tasmania - 2019 Launceston Lecture Series

Start Date

23rd Jun 2019 1:30pm

Venue

Meeting Room, QVMAG at Inveresk

RSVP / Contact Information

No RSVP required.

Presented by

Professor Ross Large AO

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Professor Large challenges the Darwinian concept that evolution is a random process. He will outline recent research on the trace element composition of sedimentary pyrite that demonstrates that the chemistry of the oceans and atmosphere has varied significantly through geologic time in a rhythmic fashion, which has greatly influenced the course of evolution on Earth.

About the Presenter

Ross Large is an Emeritus Distinguished Professor at the University of Tasmania. He gained his BSc (Hons) from UTAS, PhD from University of New England, and an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering from the University of Lulea, Sweden. He is internationally recognized for his research on the genesis of ore deposits and relationships to Earth evolution.

Admission: $6 General Public, $4 Students, QVMAG Friends and members of Launceston Historical Society.
Free for members of The Royal Society of Tasmania

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