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Australian Academy of Science President to present lecture on climate change


23 September 2009

Professor Kurt Lambeck, President of the Australian Academy of Science, will present the Clarke Memorial Lecture in Geology, Climate Change through the lens of the geological record: the example of sea level on Friday 30 October at the University of Sydney. The Clarke Memorial Lecture is a biennial event of the Royal Society of NSW, which is jointly sponsored by the University of Sydney and the Geological Society of Australia.

Professor Kurt Lambeck will present 'Climate Change through the lens of the geological record: the example of sea level'
Professor Kurt Lambeck will present 'Climate Change through the lens of the geological record: the example of sea level'

Kurt Lambeck is Distinguished Professor of Geophysics at the Australian National University. His research interests range through the disciplines of geophysics, geodesy and geology with a focus on the deformations of the Earth on intermediate and long time scales and on the interactions between surface processes and the solid earth. Past research areas have included the determination of the Earth's gravity field from satellite tracking data, the tidal deformations and rotational motion of the Earth, the evolution of the Earth-Moon orbital system, and lithospheric and crustal deformation processes. His recent research work has focused on aspects of sea level change and the history of the Earth's ice sheets during past glacial cycles, including field and laboratory work and numerical modelling.

Professor Lambeck has been at the Australian National University since 1977, including ten years as Director of the Research School of Earth Sciences. Before that he was at the University of Paris and the French Space Agency (1970-1977), and at the Harvard-Smithsonian observatory (1967-1970). His doctorate is from Oxford (1967) and his first degree from the University of New South Wales (1963). He was elected to the Australian Academy of Science in 1984 and became its President in 2006. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society (1994), a foreign member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (1993), the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (1994), Academia Europaea (1999), the Académie des Sciences, Institut de France (2005), and the US National Academy of Sciences (2009).

For further information about the Clarke Memorial Lecture visit: http://nsw.royalsoc.org.au/awards/clarke_lecture.html

Lecture details:
Date: Friday 30 October 2009
Venue: Eastern Avenue Auditorium, University of Sydney
Time: 5:30pm
Bookings: RSVP with the number of seats you require (see contact details below)


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