6th Swiss Geoscience Meeting, Lugano 2008

Swiss Commission
International Union
of Geological Sciences


Year of Planet Earth Symposium
Deep Earth – From Crust to Core: A Tribute to Peter A. Ziegler

Sunday 23rd November 2008:
Palazzo dei Congressi , Lugano

Convenors: Stefan Schmid, Jon Mosar, Gilles Borel & Pierre Dèzes

08:00 - 08:30

Sierd Cloetingh
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Thermo-Mechanical Controls on Continental Intraplate Deformation

08:30 - 09:00 Ulrich Achauer
Institut de Physique du Globe, Strasbourg

Examples of magmatic processes in the crust and mantle as seen by seismic tomographic imaging: continental rifts and mantle plumes

09:00 - 09:30 Jean-Pierre Brun
Université de Rennes

Lithosphere extension: necking instability vs gravity driven spreading

09:30 coffee break
09:45 - 10:15 William Cavazza
Università di Bologna

Mediterranean Tectonics: IGCP 369 and Transmed Project

10:15 - 10:45 David G. Gee
Uppsala Universitet

Tectonics of Eurasian High Arctic - from Europrobe to Alaska

10:45 - 11:15 François Roure
Institut Français du Pétrole, Paris

Thrustbelts and Foreland Basins

11:15 coffee break
11:30 - 12:00 Randell Stephenson
Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
Style, timing, and controls on European intraplate basin inversion in the Late Cretaceous-Paleocene
12:00 - 12:30 Alan Green
ETH Zürich

Evolution of Continental Structure from the Archean to the Present:
Views for the Canadian LITHOPROBE Program

12:30 - 13:00 Gérard Stampfli
Université de Lausanne
Global Plate Reconstructions