Saturday Physics for Everyone
|Title||Saturday Physics for Everyone: Building Mountains: How Forces in the Earth Raise Rock Miles into the Sky|
|Speaker||Professor Stephen Marshak, Professor of Geology, Director, School of Earth, Society, & Environment|
|Time:||10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.|
141 Loomis Laboratory, 1110 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801
Department of Physics University of Illinois
217 244 2948
|Originating Calendar:||Physics - Saturday Physics for Everyone|
Popular Lecture: The highest mountains on Earth rise almost to the heights that jet planes fly. It takes a lot of thrust to get a plane into the sky, and needless to say, a plane weighs much less than a mountain. What forces can drive the immense mass of a mountain range up against the pull of gravity? In this presentation, we'll explore the causes of mountain building, and several related phenomena - - including earthquakes, volcanism, continental drift, and sea-floor spreading. We'll see that our planet is uniquely dynamic, for a reason.
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