Lincoln Hollister - About Me
Lincoln Hollister is scheduled to retire on July 1, 2011. A celebration of his retirement was held on April 30, 2011 at Guyot Hall and at Prospect House. This event is featured in Geosciences News, in slide-show_#1 and in slide-show_#2.
Lincoln Hollister has been a Geosciences faculty member since 1968. Driving his research and teaching is this major question: how are mountains and continental crust made? To address this, Hollister uses the pressure-temperature-time-strain history of rocks - the products of mountain building – to investigate the tectonic processes operating on continental crust.
3. Inspired by late Professor Rob Hargraves’ seminal work on lamellar magnetism, Hollister is revisiting the “Baja British Columbia” controversy - whether or not parts of western Canada traveled northward from low latitudes during latest Cretaceous.
4. Hollister has collaborated with artists to create “Subduction & Orogeny: an Underground Story, Retold in Stainless Steel and Metamorphic Rocks” for Quark Park, a temporary sculpture garden in downtown Princeton that explores the connections between art and science.