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Celebrating 200 years of modelling of geological processes
Convener: Susanne Buiter  | Co-Conveners: Vincent Strak , Andreas Lang , Wouter P. Schellart , João Duarte , Irina M. Artemieva 
 / Tue, 14 Apr, 08:30–12:00

In 1815 it is 200 years since Sir James Hall published the first analogue experiments in geology. His models of laterally compressed cloth pieces and clay were aimed at explaining folds on the east coast of Scotland. He was the first geologist to use analogue models as a tool to understanding geological processes. His work initiated the field of analogue modelling in Earth Sciences which later expanded to include numerical models. With this session we celebrate the many achievements in numerical and analogue modelling over the last 200 years. Six lectures highlight historical developments in modelling, their impacts on the field and possible future developments over a broad range of the Earth Sciences. Our keynote lecturers are:

Paul Bons - University of Tuebingen
Jean Braun - University of Grenoble
Doris Breuer - German Aerospace Center
Janine Kavanagh - University of Liverpool
Hemin Koyi - Uppsala University
Carolina Lithgow-Bertelloni - University College London