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Rutherford's geophysicists

Ernest Rutherford in 1905 - Credit: Wellcome Library, London.
Ernest Rutherford in 1905 – Credit: Wellcome Library, London.

A Celebration of the work of Lord Blackett and Professor Sir Edward Bullard, on the Physics of the Earth.

Although both were trained in nuclear physics, Patrick Blackett and Edward (Teddy) Bullard enjoyed careers that encompassed the Earth sciences. They were both convinced that Wegener’s ideas about continental drift had been right and their work on seismology, geomagnetism and marine geology significantly contributed to the theory of plate tectonics.

The meeting will be held on Thursday 4th April, 2013 in the Tilley Lecture Theatre, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge.

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REGISTRATION: Registration for the meeting will be £15, payable in advance here.

RECEPTION: A reception will be held in the Sedgwick Museum at 18:30 on 4th April. Cost included in registration for delegates, £3 for guests.

CONFERENCE DINNER: This will be held in Corpus Christi College on the evening of 4th April. Delegates £39 (no VAT). Guests £46.80 (inc VAT).

ACCOMMODATION: Bookings can be made by from the Cambridge Rooms website.

For further information please contact Julie Blackwell:
Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 768318

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