Lau in Halifax: Plate Tectonics of a New Era

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The CSCA presents a lecture by Helen Lau (Ph.D., Dalhousie University) at Dalhousie University.

“Plate Tectonics of a New Era: Linking a Splitting Land and an Expanding Sea to Christian Hope”

Location: Scotiabank Auditorium, Marian McCain Arts & Social Sciences Building, Dalhousie University. 6135 University Ave., Halifax

Abstract: Mountains and oceans are constantly changing as plates move away or towards each other. Dr. Helen Lau’s focus is on the breaking up of continental crust (land body) and how this gave way to the accretion of new crust (oceanic body). Geophysical data show a complex transitional zone between the two bodies whose nature is somewhat puzzling. Likewise, Christians experience tectonic breaking up of old spiritual nature after accepting Christ. However, before the promised new nature will completely take over us through resurrection, there is a transition between the old and the new. Instead of conflicting with Christian faith, science can help us appreciate how God works both in the natural world and in the life of the believer. Join the new Nova Scotia chapter of the Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation for an interesting discussion of the parallels between these two realities.

Helen-Lau_croppedHelen Lau (Ph.D., Dalhousie University) is a research associate in Geophysics in the Department of Earth Sciences, Dalhousie University and is a co-principal investigator and lead researcher of her current project with the Offshore Energy Research Association. Her research focuses on the crustal structures of North Atlantic rifted margins. Before this, she worked in the University of Cambridge as a post-doctorate for about three years. She has first-authored five journal articles and reviewed many others. She is also the local contact of the Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation’s Nova Scotia chapter. She leads worship and a Bible study group in the Halifax Chinese Alliance Church and is a singer-songwriter in training.

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