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The Tuzo Wilson Lecture

The annual Tuzo Wilson Lecture commemorates the life and work of J. Tuzo Wilson (1908-1993), one of the great earth scientists of his time, and one of the founders of Geophysics in Canada.  Wilson made decisive contributions to the revolution in the Earth Sciences brought about by the establishment of the plate tectonics paradigm in the '60s and '70s.  In his later career, he served as Principal of Erindale College and the first director of the Ontario Science Centre.

The J. Tuzo Wilson Professorship in Geophysics was established in 1995 in his honour.

The next J. Tuzo Wilson Lecture will take place on Tuesday November 21, 2017.

Peter Molnar Peter Molnar, University of Colorado at Boulder, 

Plate Tectonics Meets Climate: the Tibetan Plateau and the Indian Monsoon.

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The Tuzo Wilson lecture is free and open to the public.

 

The life of John Tuzo Wilson

John Tuzo Wilson: a man who moved mountains.  Can. J. Earth Sci., vol 51, p xvii (2014) [open access].

The J. Tuzo Wilson Professorship

Past Tuzo Wilson lectures

Video of past Tuzo Wilson Lectures