Don L. Anderson, renowned geophysicist and author of A New Theory of the Earth, will lecture as SMU’s Hamilton Visiting Scholar in Earth Sciences at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 in Crum Auditorium, Collins Executive Education Building. The lecture is free and open to the public and is presented by the Huffington Department of Earth Sciences in Dedman College.
Anderson will speak on “The Subterranean Cycle: The Continental Drip Hypothesis.” His theory for the Earth places plate tectonic evolution, hot spot volcanism, and the breakup of continents into an evolutionary framework more consistent with insights from other planets.
Winner of the Royal Swedish Academy’s prestigious Crafoord Prize, Anderson is the Eleanor and John R. McMillan Professor Emeritus of Geophysics at California Institute of Technology. He was director of the Seismological Laboratory of the California Institute of Technology from 1967-1989 and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1982.