Terrestrial Planets: Evolution Through Time

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Start Date: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
End Date: 
Friday, January 25, 2008

Location: Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India

Web: http://www.prl.res.in/~djconf08/

Organisers: S.V.S. Murty (murty@prl.res.in), S.K. Singh (sunil@prl.res.in), J.S. Ray (jsray@prl.res.in)

The aim of the conference is to provide a forum for discussion on the present status and future perspectives in utilising modern geochemical and isotope techniques to understand the origin and evolution of the solar system, the chronology and causes of major events on Earth, past climate, and dynamics of various reservoirs in Earth. PRL is actively engaged in all these areas of research for the past several decades and the conference is organised as a part of its Diamond Jubilee Celebrations.

The main themes of the conference will be:

  1. Early solar system and Planetary processes
  2. Evolution of the Indian Plate: Precambrian to Recent
  3. Palaeoclimate and Palaeoenvironment
  4. Tectonics-Erosion-Climate and Carbon cycle

The conference format will comprise plenary addresses (covering broad aspects of each theme) and invited talks. A selected number of contributed papers will be scheduled for oral presentations and the other contributions will be put up as posters. The language of the conference shall be English.

Ahmedabad, India