Summer course - Impacts and their Role in the Evolution of Life

Summer course - Impacts and their Role in the Evolution of Life Summer course - Impacts and their Role in the Evolution of Life
  • Contact

    Wolf Geppert
    Stockholm University
    Roslagstullsbacken 21
    phone: 0046855378649
    fax: 0046855378601

  • Keywords

    impacts, comets, meteorites, craters, evolution, catastrophic events

  • Registration costs

    None

  • Working language

    English

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The course "Impacts and their Role in the Evolution of Life" will take place from 16 to 25 August 2013 at Kuressaare and the Kaali impact crater site on the island of Saaremaa, Estonia. It aims to give students a thorough introduction in the role of meteorite and comets impacts in the formation of Earth, its atmosphere and the evolution of life. The course consists of lectures, pratical exercises and student-led discussions. Participants will also have the possibility to display their own research results in two poster sessions. The lecture programme will be complemented by practical exercises concerning:

• Electromagnetic mapping of impact sites
• Analysis of pollen indicators of the Kaali impact event
• Microscopy of impactites
• Georadar profiling at Kaali

Participants will also have the possibility to display their own research results in two poster sessions. Furthermore, excursions to geologically interesting sites like the Panga cliffs will be organised.

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