9th Swiss Geoscience Meeting, Zurich 2011

Life and Planet Earth

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PLENARY SESSION, Friday November 11th
Audi Max, ETH Hauptgebäude, Zurich (directions)

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Chairperson: Helmut Weissert
13:30 - 13:50
  • Introduction to the Symposium
  • Welcome Address by the Rector of ETH Zurich

Helmut Weissert
Heidi Wunderli-Allenspach

13:50 - 14:25
  • The origin of the Earth and its volatiles

Alex Halliday
Oxford University

14:25 - 15:00
  • Emergence of an Aerobic Biosphere during the Archean-Proterozoic Transition

Lee Kump
Penn State University

15:00 - 15:35
  • ‘Mass Extinctions’ in the Geological Record: Causes and Consequences

Norman MacLeod
The Natural History Museum, London

15:35 - 16:00 Coffee break
Chairperson: Paul Tackley
16:00 - 16:35
  • Geosphere-Biosphere Interactions: Methane-based life at the ocean floor

Antje Boetius
Max Planck Institute, Bremen

16:35 - 17:10
  • Will research save planet Earth?

Dieter Imboden
Swiss National Science Foundation

17:10 - 17:30 Short break
17:30 - 18:30
  • Communications Platform Geosciences
  • Presentation SGM 2012 in Bern
  • Swiss Geological Web Portal
  • Erlebnis Geologie + Festival 2013
  • Swiss Geological Society Award for the most outstanding Master's thesis in Earth Sciences:
    Luca Malatest, ETH Zurich: Landscape Evolution and Lateral Growth of the South-West Tian Shan, Uzbekistan
  • CHGEOL Award
Bruno Schädler
Bruno Schädler
Nils Oesterling
to be nom.
Neil Mancktelow

Daniele Biaggi
18:45 - 22:00
  • Swiss Geoscience Party (food, drinks and rejoicing) for registered participants of SGM
Focus Terra