Geodynamics, Geomagnetism and Paleogeography: A 50 Year Celebration
Prof. Dr. Trond Helge Torsvik was born on October 12, 1957. He attended the Norwegian Naval Academy before taking degrees from the University of Bergen in 1982 and 1985. In 1991, after a post-doctoral position at Oxford, Trond joined the Geological Survey of Norway in Trondheim, where he continues working today. Since then, he has also held appointments at the University of Bergen, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, the University of Witwatersrand, and the University of Oslo. Trond is an Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Norway, the Norwegian Academy of Science, the Academia Europea, and the American Geophysical Union. Trond has made significant contributions in (among other sciences) paleomagnetism, paleogeography, plate tectonics, and mantle dynamics. His field areas have spanned the world's continents, and probed the Core Mantle Boundary. His list of collaborators is impressively international. Although his published contributions are legion, Trond is also well known for his paleomagnetic and plate reconstruction software, which he has consistently made available to the scientific community. This seminar, Geodynamics, Geomagnetism and Paleogeography: A 50 Year Celebration, has been organized to honour Trond following the successful completion of his first half century. Statoil ASA, Physics of Geological Processes at the University of Oslo, and the Geological Survey of Norway are proud to sponsor these proceedings as a fitting recognition of the scientific contributions of THT.