The Wilson Lecture Series at CEED


'Science is for everybody. It's not just for an elite audience like the history and art museums.’

John Tuzo Wilson at the Ontario Science Centre, Canada

John Tuzo Wilson was a Canadian geophysicist and geologist (1908-1993) who pioneered novel concepts in plate tectonics and intraplate volcanism in the '60s and '70s.

Wilson was one of the great scientists of his time and his theories led to a paradigm shift in the Earth Sciences.

The annual distinguished CEED lecture is named after this great scientist.

About CEED's Wilson Lecture Series

The Wilson lecture is an annual public lecture on wide topics from Geosciences, and is arranged by the Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED), Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo.

The lecture is in English or in Norwegian and is open to all interested.

Welcome to all!

Wilson lectures

Wilson's pioneer work on plate tectonics:

  • Wilson, J. Tuzo. 1963. Evidence from Islands on the Spreading of Ocean Floors. Nature. 197 (4867): 536–538.
  • Wilson, J. Tuzo. 1963. A Possible Origin of the Hawaiian Islands. Canadian Journal of Physics. 41 (6): 863–870.
  • Wilson, J. Tuzo. 1965. A new Class of Faults and their Bearing on Continental Drift. Nature. 207 (4995): 343–347.
  • Wilson, J. Tuzo. 1966. Did the Atlantic close and then re-open?. Nature. 211 (5050): 676–681.

About Wilson see Dept. of Physics Uni. of Toronto, CA: The life of John Tuzo Wilson