Douwe van Hinsbergen

I currently work as Researcher at the University of Oslo, working with Trond Torsvik, and construct plate tectonic restorations of mountain belts at subduction zones. In particular I reconstruct the Tethyan Realm, which was a large, triangular ocean with multiple small continental blocks, that during the last 150 or 200 million years or so closed between Africa, Arabia, India and Australia in the south, and Eurasia in the north. Its closure led to the formation of the Alpine-Himalayan mountain...

North Africa

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