tHE aNNUAL hAIFA cONFERANCE TITLE 50th anniversary of plate tectonics Honoring Prof. Zvi Ben-Avraham.


    09:00-09:30    Gathering

    09:30-10:30    Greetings
    Convener – Dr. Uri Schattner, University of Haifa (Israel)

    Prof. Ron Robin, President, University of Haifa (Israel)
    Prof. Nili Cohen, President, Israel Academy of Sciences (Israel)
    Prof. Ilana Berman-Frank, Director at Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences, University of Haifa, University of Haifa (Israel)
    Dr. Ze'ev Binyamin Begin, Member of Knesset Parliament (Israel)


    10:30-11:25    Pacific session
    Convener – Dr. Amotz Agnon, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)

    Prof. Amos Nur, Stanford University (USA)
            "The tortuous history of thinking about the science of earthquakes"
    Prof. Bob Ballard, University of Rhode Island (USA)
    Prof. Joann M. Stock, Caltech (USA)
             "How Zvi's explorations changed plate tectonics"

    11:25-11:50    Coffee break


    11:50-12:30     Atlantic session
    Convener – Dr. Michael Lazar, University of Haifa (Israel)

    Prof. Uri ten Brink, US Geological Survey (USA), ditor in Chief, Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth
             "The Northern Caribbean megathrust"
    Prof. Gerald Schubert, University of California (USA)
            "Reminiscences of Research with Zvi Ben-Avraham"
    Dr. Emanuele Lodolo, National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (Italy)

    12:30-13:25    Keynote lectures
    Convener – Dr. Hillel Wust-Bloch, Tel Aviv University (Israel)

    Prof. Sierd Cloetingh, President of the Academia Europaea
    Prof. Zvi Ben-Avraham

    13:25-14:25    Lunch break


    14:25-15:10    Mediterranean session
    Convener – Dr. Mor Kanari, Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research (Israel)

    Prof. Zvi Garfunkel, Hebrew University (Israel)
            "Thoughts about the early history of the Levant basin and its margin."
    Prof. em. Friedemann Wenzel, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)
            "Tectonic and other geologic boundary conditions for building deep nuclear waste disposals"


    15:10-15:50    Red Sea session
    Convener – Dr. Gideon Tibor, Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research (Israel)

    Prof. Tina M. Niemi, University of Missouri–Kansas City (USA)
    Prof. Walter D. Mooney, US Geological Survey (USA)
            "A new model for the structure and evolution of the Red Sea"

    15:50-16:15    Coffee break


    16:15-16:55    Southern and Arctic Oceans session
    Convener – Dr. Vladimir Lyakhovsky, Geological Survey of Israel (Israel)

    Prof. Anton Le Roux, Acting Deputy Vice Chansellor, University of Cape Town (South Africa)
            "Opening of the South Atlantic and Southern Oceans: insights from linked geochemical and tectonic constraints"
    Prof. John K. Hall, Geological Survey of Israel
            "The Arctic's Enigmatic Alpha-Mendeleev Ridge"

    16:55-17:40    Continental transforms session
    Convener – Prof. Moshe Reshef, Tel Aviv University (Israel)

    Prof. Shmulik Marco, Head of the School of Geosciences, Tel Aviv University (Israel)
     Prof. Mordechai Stein, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)