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J. Tuzo Wilson Lecture Series

All the lectures from 1995 to today selectively containing posters and video presentations.

The Wilson Lecture is an annual public lecture about Geoscience.  For a biography of J. Tuzo Wilson, click here.

Posters from past J. Tuzo Wilson lectures: click on a poster to be taken to that event. Videos of some past Wilson lectures are available on the events pages below.

Event Organizers

Years Organizer
2019 - Dr. Qinya Liu
J. Tuzo Wilson Professor of Geophysics
2014 - 2018 Dr. Stephen Morris
J. Tuzo Wilson Professor of Geophysics
2008 - 2013 Dr. Nigel Edwards
J. Tuzo Wilson Professor of Geophysics
2001 - 2006 Dr. Jerry X. Mitrovica
J. Tuzo Wilson Professor of Geophysics
1995 - 2000 Dr. Derek York
J. Tuzo Wilson Professor of Geophysics

Tuzo Wilson Lectures

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Arctic sea ice thickness: From submarine sonars to satellite photon-counting altimeters
Tuzo Wilson Lecture 2021
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Exploring the Earth's Interior by Full Seismic Waves
Tuzo Wilson Lecture 2019
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Exoplanets and the Search for Habitable Worlds
Tuzo Wilson Lecture 2018
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Plate Tectonics: Small Plates, High Mountains, Monsoons,Islands And Ice Ages
Tuzo Wilson Lecture 2017
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A Decade After The Day After Tomorrow: Our Current Understanding of the Ocean's Role in Climate
Tuzo Wilson Lecture 2016
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Ice in the Solar System from Mercury to Pluto
Tuzo Wilson Lecture 2015
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Cracking the Giant's Causeway with a Tabletop Experiment
Tuzo Wilson Lecture 2014
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Mining the Oceans - Risks and Opportunities
Tuzo Wilson Lecture 2013
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From Europe to Mars, Titan and the Universe Beyond
Tuzo Wilson Lecture 2012
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The assessment of offshore gas hydrate: Clean fuel for the 21st century?
Tuzo Wilson Lecture 2011
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Sustainable Energy Without the Hot Air
Tuzo Wilson Lecture 2010
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All Our Energy Futures
Tuzo Wilson Lecture 2008
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Civilization as a Geosystem: A Scientific Perspective on Global Change
Tuzo Wilson Lecture 2006
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Glaciological Evidence of Abrupt Tropical Climate Change: Past and Present
Tuzo Wilson Lecture 2005
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Engineering the Ocean
Tuzo Wilson Lecture 2004
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Life Amongst The Earth's Oldest Rocks
Tuzo Wilson Lecture 2003
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From Earth To Stars: Interiors And Evolution Of Planets
Tuzo Wilson Lecture 2002
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Taking the Fingerprints of Global Sea Level Rise
Tuzo Wilson Lecture 2001
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Origin of Earth and Moon
Tuzo Wilson Lecture 2000
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The Snowball Earth
Tuzo Wilson Lecture 1999
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Worlds Apart: The Inner Planets
Tuzo Wilson Lecture 1997
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Atom and Eve and the Piltdown Chicken
Tuzo Wilson Lecture 1996