TOMSK, Sep 3 - RIA Tomsk. Nearly 160 scientists from 13 countries participated in the VII international conference "Large Igneous Provinces Through Earth History", organized by Tomsk State University (TSU); among stated topics - are formation of supercontinents, climate change, formation of oil and gas fields, development of terrestrial planets, the press service of the university said on Tuesday.
According to the press service, on Tuesday, September 3, the VII international conference "Large Igneous Provinces Through Earth History" opened at Tomsk State University. Presentations by experts from the USA, Canada, Australia and other countries are planned, including open lectures. The conference program can be found at the link.
"Nearly 160 scientists from Russia and another 12 countries will discuss topics related to the formation of supercontinents, climate change, the formation of oil and gas fields, as well as the development of the terrestrial planets ... The purpose of the conference - is to unite Russian and foreign scientists to develop interdisciplinary cooperation", - is said in the message.
It is noted that within the framework of the conference were planned two field trips. The first was devoted to powerful volcanic eruptions that occurred about 400 million years ago. Scientists have visited the “cemetery” of dinosaurs and the only aluminum mine in Russia in the Kemerovo region, on the eastern slope of the Kuznetsk Alatau and in the Khakass-Minusinsk Hollow in Khakassia.
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“The next field tour of the conference participants will be devoted to the study of large erupted provinces of an older age - about 430 and 500 million years. There is no consensus among scientists about such territories, so a group of geologists will go to the place where these events took place - to Khakassia and the Krasnoyarsk Krai - and will take samples there for further research”, - the press service added.
Earlier it was previously reported that on Wednesday, September 4, everyone will be able to attend an open lecture by Distinguished Professor of Biogeochemistry, an employee of University of California who heads NASA Astrobiology Institute's "Alternative Earths" team Timothy Lyons, dedicated to exploring the past of the Earth and how the obtained data helps to find alien life.