Professor Large challenges the Darwinian concept that evolution is a random process. He will outline recent research on the trace element composition of sedimentary pyrite that demonstrates that the chemistry of the oceans and atmosphere has varied significantly through geologic time in a rhythmic fashion, which has greatly influenced the course of evolution on Earth.
About the Presenter
Ross Large is an Emeritus Distinguished Professor at the University of Tasmania. He gained his BSc (Hons) from UTAS, PhD from University of New England, and an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering from the University of Lulea, Sweden. He is internationally recognized for his research on the genesis of ore deposits and relationships to Earth evolution.