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Negev faults and hazards - Applying Precariously Balanced Rocks to constrain fault activity and models.
Seismic Hazards WorkshopBen-Gurion University, November 19th 1100-1600Building 58, Math department room -101
The Dead Sea and Arava Science Center invites you to a seismic hazard seminar, to be held on November 19th, 2018 at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. The seminar will discuss the results of an innovative research lead by Dr. Yaron Finzi, DSASC, Mitzpe Ramon Branch.
Arnie Schlissel signs on the dotted line and officially begins his role as ADSSC's Grants Counselor. Arnie  will be identifying funding opportunities and working with researchers to help ensure submission of  high quality competitive proposals.


The Dead Sea is a unique region with seminal global importance. It is the lowest inhabited place on earth, about 430m below sea level. It is also the most saline lake known to humankind, with about 32% w/v of a salt mixture. The region is part of the Great Rift Valley, which extends from Western Syria to the East African Lakes, comprising the longest geological phenomenon on the face of the earth and the pathway of civilization. 
For about 160 million years, dinosaurs were considered rulers of the world. They emerged during the Triassic Period (231 million years ago) and became extinct at the end of the Cretaceous Period about 66 million years ago. While the dinosaurs were the kings of the land, the seas were dominated by marine reptiles such as the paleosaurs and mosasaurs.