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“Geologic History of Tennessee” to wrap up Spring semester of UT Science Forum


tn-geologic-history-byerlyDr. Don Byerly, Professor Emeritus of Earth & Planetary Sciences, will present “The Last Billion Years: A Geologic History of Tennessee” at the UT Science Forum Friday, April 29. This will be the final presentation of the Spring semester.

Tennessee’s geologic history has evolved in myriad ways since its initial formation more than a billion years ago, settling into its current place on the North American supercontinent between 300 and 250 million years ago. Throughout that long span of “deep time,” Tennessee’s landscape morphed into its present form. The Last Billion Years: A Geologic History of Tennessee is the first general overview in more than thirty years to interpret the state’s geological record. Dr. Byerly will share key points from his book.

The UT Science Forum takes place from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Thompson-Boling Arena Cafe, Rooms C-D. Each presentation is followed by a Q&A. Guests are encouraged to bring their lunch or purchase it from the Arena.

The UT Science Forum is free and open to the public. This is the final presentation of our Spring 2016 series. We will resume in the Fall.