The Visionary Lecture Series on

Earth Sciences and Disaster Management

 

28th January 2008 (Monday)


Time    10:30-11:15    Inaugural Ceremony

Tea Break: 11:15 to 12:00

12:00-13:00    Prof. Peter DeCelles    Methods in Basin Analysis and Regional Structural Geology Applied to the Evolution of the Himalayan Thrust Belt.

Lunch Break 13:30 to 14:30

14:30-15:30    Dr. Malay Mukul    Global Positioning System (GPS) and its applications.

Tea Break: 15:45 to 16:15

16:15-17:15    Prof. Rajiv Sinha     Landscape Evolution and Geomorphic Diversity Across the Indo-Gangetic Plains: Implications for Climate Change and Sedimentation History

29th January 2008 (Tuesday)


10:30-11:30    Prof. Peter DeCelles   Erosional and Kinematic History of the Himalayan Thrust Belt.

Tea Break: 11:45 to 12:15

12:15-13:15    Prof. Rajiv Sinha   Late Quaternary Stratigraphy and Paleoenvironmental History of the Ganga Plains: Current Status and Future Directions.


Lunch Break 13:30 to 14:30

14:30-15:30    Prof. B. N. Upreti    An overview of the paleoseismological research and earthquake hazard in Nepal.

Tea Break: 15:45 to 16:15

16:15-17:15    Dr. Malay Mukul    Contemporary continental deformation studies using high-precision Geodetic GPS measurements: Insights from the Indian plate.


30th January 2008 (Wednesday)


10:30-11:30    Prof. B. N. Upreti    The nexus between the natural disasters and sustainable development: Experience of Nepal.

Tea Break: 11:45 to 12:15

12:15-13:15    Prof. Rajiv Sinha    Calcretes in Ganga Plains: a proxy for paleo-precipitation and paleo-vegetation during MIS 3-5 in the Himalayan foreland.


Lunch Break 13:30 to 14:30

14:30-15:30    Prof. Peter DeCelles    Geodynamic versus Geological Models for the Evolution of the Himalaya.

Tea Break: 15:45 to 16:15

16:15-17:15    Open House Discussion


 

For participation contact:

Professor Sisir Roy
Physics and Applied Mathematics Unit
Indian Statistical Institute
203 B. T. Road
Kolkata - 700108
E-mail: sisir@isical.ac.in

 

Dr. Parthasarathi Ghosh
Geological Studies Unit
Indian Statistical Institute, 203 B. T. Road, Kolkata 700108
Ph:    +91 33 25753150, 25753153
          +91 33 25755608 (R)
E-mail: pghosh@isical.ac.in