Dr. Richard Ernst gives Professor Mathur Memorial Lecture at Banaras Hindu University Varanasi, India
Dr. Richard Ernst had the honour of giving the 14th K.K. Mathur Memorial Lecture on October 6, 2018 during the National Conference on "Advances in Mantle Petrology". The conference was held from October 4-6, 2018 at the Department of Geology, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in Varanasi, India.
Dr. Ernst's presentation helped launch a year of celebrations to culminate in the 100th anniversary since the founding of the department by Prof. K.K.Mathur. The associated conference was impressive, with quality presentations by both students and professors and with many thoughful questions by the mostly student audience. Richard thanks his colleague and friend Prof. Rajesh Srivastava for this wonderful opportunity to present at BHU and to spend some time touring Varanasi.
Dr. Ernst being presented with a white shawl and gift after his presentaiton
Students receiving awards from Prof. Rajesh Srivastava (on left)
Dr. Ernst with students attending his presentation
Ceremony to honour the founder of the Geology Department, Prof. K.K. Mathur. Garland is being laid by Academician Prof. S. Srinivasan