Frontiers Lecture: Unraveling the Mystery of Continental Crust Formation
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For many years, Oliver Jagoutz, Assistant Professor of Geology at MIT, and Max Schmidt, Professor of Geology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, have searched the Himalayan Mountains for information on the formation of the Earth’s continental crust, leading to discoveries that put the material of the Earth’s molten mantle on par with that of meteorites. In this podcast, Jagoutz and Schmidt discuss the implications of this discovery, and other aspects of the Earth’s formation, for understanding our planet’s evolution.
This lecture took place at the Hayden Planetarium on April 7, 2014.
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