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We are grateful to the Geological Society of America and GSA Foundation for sponsoring the meeting as a Penrose Conference. We thank Centro Stefano Franscini at ETH Zürich for professional conference coordination (through the persons of Karin Mellini and Claudia Lafranchi) and we are grateful to ETH for support by covering fees for the lecture hall and the other facilities at Monte Verita. The Geologisches Institut of ETH, Zürich generously allowed us to use their facilities for making preparations for the conference and the pre-conference field trip. In all this, Jean Pierre Burg played a key role. The Swiss National Fund is acknowledged for its financial support (SNF 21-68415.02), and the National Science Foundation is acknowledged for a grant to support the attendance of graduate students and young career scientists (EAR—0223797). Finally we thank the participants for their individual contributions and enthusiastic involvement in all elements of the conference.
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