Mineralogical lecturer to speak at Concord University - WBOY.com: Clarksburg, Morgantown: News, Sports, Weather

Mineralogical lecturer to speak at Concord University

Posted: Updated:
  • EducationMore>>

  • Marshall University pilots ‘global' medical program

    Marshall University pilots ‘global' medical program

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:41 PM EDT2014-09-15 19:41:58 GMT
    With the start of a new program at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine comes the beginning of a new “global” medical emphasis.
    With the start of a new program at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine comes the beginning of a new “global” medical emphasis.
  • WLU offers new masters degree

    WLU offers new masters degree

    Sunday, September 14 2014 2:00 PM EDT2014-09-14 18:00:14 GMT
    At West Liberty University, planning makes perfect — three years, to be exact in this case. After planning and perfecting the curriculum, a master of professional studies degree is now available at WLU.
    At West Liberty University, planning makes perfect — three years, to be exact in this case. After planning and perfecting the curriculum, a master of professional studies degree is now available at WLU.

  • Charles Town teacher to build school

    Charles Town teacher to build school

    Saturday, September 13 2014 8:00 AM EDT2014-09-13 12:00:13 GMT
    Nancy SturmNancy Sturm
    Charles Town resident Nancy Sturm has devoted her life to learning.
    Charles Town resident Nancy Sturm has devoted her life to learning.

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.