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Symposium about fossils on Iceland, August 26th 2017

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The simplicity of the complex geological history of East Iceland, 20.5.2016

Geology of East Iceland taught with the story of Dvergasteinn in Seyðisfjörður

"Science is the art of telling true stories. Of course, the truth in the stories of science is not an absolute truth. It is subject to change as new evidence comes into play. So all we can do is try to stay at the level of the state-of-the-art, as it is said."

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During the symposium "TOOL-KIT FOR SURVIVALISM AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD" from May 20th - 22nd, that is part of the project  "Frontiers in Retreat", Martin Gasser, geologist of Breiðdalssetur, is holding a lecture about the geology of East Iceland at Skaffell Center fro Visual Art in Seyðisfjörður.

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Walker memorial 90 years birthday presentations, March 2nd & 5th 2016

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Iceland spar symposium, August 29th 2015

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Thor Thordarson, "The Barðarbunga eruption 2014/2015", May 2nd 2015

Þorvaldur Þórðarson (Thor Thordarson), professor in volcanology at the University of Iceland talk about the eruption of "Nornahraun" lava field and the eruption that produced it north of Vatnajökull Ice cap 2014/2015 (Talk in Icelandic)


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A rifting event on Iceland: Holuhraun Eruption 2014, Oct. 27th 2014

The geologists of Breiðdalssetur hold a short lecture about the actual situation of the eruption of Holuhraun volcanic eruption at the University of Bern for the participants of the excursion that is organized by Breiðdalssetur next summer (2015).

GLÆRUR FYRIRLESTURS            Holuhraun UniBE

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Symposium "In the foot steps of Walker", August 30th 2014

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Leó Kristjánsson - Iceland spar: Most important contrubution of Iceland to the human world? April 29 th 2011

Friday 29th April, 12:15 Leó Kristjánsson is holding a lecture about Iceland spar in East Iceland, its use and importance. Leó Kristjánsson is geophysicist at the University of Iceland. The last 16 years he has collected data about the use of Iceland spar crystals in science. Most of these crystals came from Helgustaðir, East Iceland until around 1900. The crystals contributed a lot to the discovery of optics and more. With the discovery of the so called Nicol-prism that is built of 2 Iceland spar crystals that were used in all optical instruments in different fields of natural sciences, it is sure that Icelandic Iceland spar accelerated many technical progresses and discoveries that seem self-evident to mankind today.  Everybody welcome.


Presentation by Leó Kristjánsson

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Iceland Spar from Breiðdalur valley

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