While studying sediments on the ocean floor to trace the history of the earth, Ali noticed tiny creatures were re-shuffling small sediments of earth, changing its order. What are the implications of this discovery? Find out in this informative talk.
Ali earned his Master’s degree from the University of Parma in Italy and a Ph.D. from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ). He is currently a chartered geologist in Italy, an Assistant Professor in Geology in Beirut, with a focus on Stratigraphy, Phytoplankton and Paleoceanography. He was a Guest Professor at the Department of Earth-Sciences - ETHZ, and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is currently developing new theoretical approaches to understand the complex nature of stratigraphic time, by applying to it different mathematical fields such as the Turing formula, computational geometry and multinomial distribution.
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