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A Concord University lecture will feature the geological processes behind mountain formation.

Hans-Peter Schertl, a Mineralogical Society of America Distinguished Lecturer, will speak at Concord University March 5 and 6 as part of the 2012-2013 Concord University Seminar Series. Dr. Schertl is from with the Institute of Geology, Mineralogy and Geophysics, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany.

The presentations are open to the public at no charge.

Schertl will present "A time machine for rocks: Cathodoluminescence microscopy of minerals" on Tuesday, March 5 at 5 p.m. in Room 400 of the Science Building.

The cathodoluminescence (CL) microscope is able to uncover and visualize growth structures of metamorphic and magmatic minerals that were generated during their formation. These structures, often not detectable using other imaging methods, open a window into the past and are of vital significance for unraveling geological processes.

The lecture series continues on Wednesday, March 6 at 12 noon in the Science Building, Room 400.

Schertl's topic is "How do mountains form? The critical evidence from small-scale petrological observation." This talk highlights the tremendous impact of petrological observations on small scale microscopic features for understanding global geodynamics.

 

Schertl studies Earth history and processes of the Earth's interior by applying a range of analytical and microscopy techniques to minerals. His presentations at Concord are part of an international lecture tour sponsored by the Mineralogical Society of America (MSA) that also includes seminars in France and Italy and more locally at West Virginia University and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

More information about the MSA Distinguished Lecturer program may be found at:http://www.minsocam.org/msa/Lecture_Prog.html Contact Dr. Stephen C. Kuehn, Concord assistant professor, at sckuehn@concord.edu or 304-384-6322 for additional information on the upcoming seminar series.