B. Clark Burchfiel

Clark is the Schlumberger Professor of Geology at MIT. He has been on the faculty at MIT since 1977, before which time he served on the faculty at Rice University from 1961 to 1976. For more than 50 years, he has studied the evolution of continents and oceans. His research interests include structural geology, regional geology, plate tectonics, and orogenesis. Professor Burchfiel received his B.S. and M.S. from Stanford University and his Ph.D. from Yale University. He has been working on the geology of the Mediterranean and surrounding European region for more than 40 years. Sicily figures prominently in synthesis of evolution of the Mediterranean and is still an active area shown by its volcanic eruptions. Dr. Burchfiel will present lectures on the development of the Mediterranean region with emphasis on the position of Sicily.

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