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Crafoord Days 2014


The Crafoord Days 2014 were celebrated in Stockholm and Lund from 5 to 7 May. They opened on Monday with the Prize Symposium followed by the Prize Award Ceremony on Tuesday in the presence of their Majesties the King and Queen of Sweden, both at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. On Wednesday, the Crafoord Prize Lecture was held at Lund University.

Document

Crafoord Days 2014 (Introduction, Abstracts, Programmes).

Videos

Prize Symposium in Geosciences 2014-05-05
Mountain belt dynamics

Mantle dynamics and the rise and fall of mountain belts, Crafoord Laureate 2014 Peter Molnar, University of Colorado Boulder, CO, USA. Introduction by Staffan Normark and Martin Whitehouse, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Plate tectonic constraints on mountain belt formation, Joann M. Stock, Seismological Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, CA, USA.

Geological constraints on the tectonic evolution of the Himalaya, Karakoram and Tibet, Mike Searle, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford, UK.

Creating high mountains of the Longmen Shan through partitioned pure shear thickening: the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, Peizhen Zhang, Institute of Geology, China Earthquake Administration, China.

Arc-continent collision, continent-continent collision and continental subduction in the Himalaya, Leigh Royden, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA, USA.

Survival of an island arc in continental collision: Kohistan, Jean-Pierre Burg, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland.

The deep structure of continents, Dan McKenzie, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK.

Geochronology and the pace of Himalayan tectonics, Clare Warren, Department of Environment, Earth and Ecosystems, The Open University, UK.

Prize Lecture 2014-05-07

Welcome address, Daniel Conley, Lund University, Sweden.

Introduction of Peter Molnar, Crafoord Laureate in Geosciences 2014,Georgia Destouni, Chair of the Crafoord Prize Committee in Geosciences

From the building of high mountains and plateaus to the initiation of ice ages, via tropical islands, Crafoord Laureate 2014 Peter Molnar, University of Colorado Boulder, CO, USA.

Panel discussion and questions, Peter Molnar, University of Colorado Boulder, CO, USA; Georgia Destouni, Stockholm University, Sweden; David Gee, Uppsala University, Sweden; Anders Schersten, Lund University, Sweden; Hans Thybo, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.