Prof. Jimmy Michie Gives an Invited Lecture on “Comparing the Deep Structure of Pamir and Tibet”

[ 06-12-2016 ]

To celebrate the 60th Anniversary, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences (CAGS) held an academic lecture, as part of a series of activities for academic exchanges, on May 25th, 2016. Prof. Jimmy Michie from German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) was invited to give a lecture on “Comparing the Deep Structure of Pamir and Tibet”. Prof. Wu Zhenhan, Vice President of CAGS, presided over the lecture with more than 30 participants including academicians, researchers and graduate students.


The lecture focuses on the tectonic structure of the Pamir Plateau and tectonic model of its eastern and western sides. Results of the broadband seismic exploration on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau have been introduced as well. The reason why there is a big difference in deep structure between the two plateaus lies in disparities in the subduction angle and lithospheric thermal effect. Prof. Michie elaborates on the tectonic features of the two plateaus at different lithoshperic scale under the dual role of Indian Plate and Eurasia Plate with details, conducive to gaining an understanding of the latest deep explorations on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.


Through Q&A, exchanges have been promoted between Prof. Michie and researchers and graduate students from CAGS.


Jimmy Michie got his doctorate in geophysics at the University of Wales in 1980 and served as a researcher at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology from 1980 to 1994, at GFZ from 1994 to date. His research is mainly concentrated on seismology and application on the study of structure and evolution process of the crust and upper-mantle. He has actively participated in international cooperative projects such as INDEPTH and enjoyed reputation all over the world for his findings published on international journals. 




Prof. Jimmy Michie Gives an Invited Lecture






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