9th Swiss Geoscience Meeting, Zurich 2011

Special symposium in honor of Daniel Bernoulli & Albert Matter

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Sunday November 13th
Department of Earth Sciences, ETH Zurich (directions)


Download abstract booklet Bernoulli-Matter Symposium (3.3 Mb)


08:50 - 09:00
  • Introduction to the Symposium

Karl Föllmi
University of Lausanne

09:00 - 09:10
  • Orogen-foreland basin systems: The importance of a precise chronological framework. An appraisal of Albert Matter's contribution to the Geology of the Alps

Fritz Schlunegger
University of Bern

09:10 - 09:35
  • Tectonics versus palaeoceanography in the evolution of the Tethys
Hugh Jenkyns
Univerity of Oxford
09:35 - 10:00
  • Mesozoic radiolarites from oceans to mountains: Facies, ages and paleo-environments

Peter Baumgartner
University of Lausanne

10:00 - 11:00 Coffee break & posters
11:00 - 11:25
  • Foreland basin systems of western Europe using a source-to-sink approach
Philip Allen
Imperial College London
11:25 - 11:50
  • The Southern Alps from the Generoso Basin to the Dolomites: a unique natural laboratory fo tectonic and structural studies

Giovanni Bertotti
VU Amsterdam & TU Delft

11:50 - 12:15
  • Stratigraphic and tectonic architecture of the Alpine Tethys margins

G. Manatschal, E. Masini & G. Mohn
University of Strasbourg

12:15 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 13:40
  • Bernoulli and his margins
Helmut Weissert
ETH Zurich
13:40 - 14:05
  • The long goodbye of carbonate cycles as reliable recorders of orbitally driven sea-level fluctuations
Gregor Eberli
University of Miami
14:05 - 14:30
  • Albert of Arabia - Climatic and environmental reconstructions on stalagmites and lacustrine sediments from the Arabian Peninsula
Dominik Fleitmann
University of Bern
14:30 - 14:55
  • From carbonate platforms to margin collapses: Comparing Alpine lake sediments with marine deposits
Flavio Anselmetti
ETH Zurich
14:55 - 15:40 Tea break & posters
15:40 - 16:05
  • Magnesium Isotopes: Establishing a new proxy in Earth Sciences
Adrian Immenhauser
University of Bochum
16:05 - 16:30
  • Speleothems and climate: How we got started and where we are now
Stephen Burns
Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst
16:30 - 16:55
  • Sedimentary Archives of Northern Alpine and Molasse Basin Neotectonics
Michael Strasser
University of Bremen
16:55 - 17:20
  • Tracing Alpine sediment sources through detrital zircon laser-ablation U/Pb dating and Hf-isotopes - an appraisal

Wilfried Winkler, A. Beltan-Triviño,
A. von Quadt, ETH Zurich




Posters Bernoulli-Matter Symposium:
Room: In front of room NO C 60

  Adatte T., Keller G., Khozyem Saleh H.,  Spangenberg J. The Cretaceous-Tertiary transition in the Alps, new insights from Gams, Austria
  Bonvallet L.,Godet A., Spangenberg J. E. , Föllmi K. B. The Urgonian Formation in the Helvetic Alps (late Barremian to early Aptian): new evidences from the Interlaken area.
  Kindler P., Ospina-Ostios L-M., Ragusa J., Wernli R. The Voirons flysch (Voirons massif, Gurnigel nappe, Haute Savoie, France): a stack of km-sized flysch slices of Ultrahelvetic and north-Penninic origin
  Morard A., Burkhalter R., Möri A., Strasky S. Lithostratigraphic harmonisation – a corner stone for a digital geological map with nationwide coverage
  Stockar R., Baumgartner P.O., Kocsis L., Ulianov A., Dumitrica P., Condon D. The Meride Limestone (Monte San Giorgio, Ticino, Switzerland): a Ladinian archive of paleoenvironmental changes
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