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Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences

Events in 2012

Events in 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
The many flavors of oxygen-minimum zones present and past
Donald Canfield, Professor of Ecology, Institute of Biology, Professor of Ecology, Institute of Biology
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Tuesday, January 10, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Heather Knutson, Assistant Professor, Div. Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech
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Monday, January 16, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
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Monday, January 23, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Chemical Heterogeneity in the Earth's Deep Mantle
To be Determined
Thomas S. Duffy, Professor of Geosciences. Associate Chair, Department of Geosciences., Princeton University
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
2:00 pm - 
3:30 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Linde + Robinson Laboratory
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Greg Laughlin, Professor, Dept. of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz
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Monday, January 30, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Sedimentation in lakes versus the ocean: is salinity a necessary condition for the subaqueous formation of continental shelves?
Gary Parker, W. H. Johnson Professor of Geology, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois
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Tuesday, January 31, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Dynamics of the Outer Solar System
Ruth Murray-Clay, Astrophysicist and Lecturer, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
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Monday, February 6, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Molecular Phylogenetic Perspective on Deep Evolution
Norman Pace, Distinguished Professor of MCD Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder
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Tuesday, February 7, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Jack Holt, Research Scientist, Institute for Geophysics, Univ. of Texas-Austin
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Monday, February 13, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Environments of Human Evolution: The Isotope Evidence
Thure E. Cerling, Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Geology and Geophysics and Dept. of Biology, University of Utah
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Two new approaches to the Early Mars climate problem
Edwin Kite, Postdoctoral Fellow, California Institute of Technology
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Monday, February 20, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Mark Swain, Research Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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Monday, February 27, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Hilke Schliting, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Earth and Space Science, UCLA
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Monday, March 5, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
The origin of compositional modality in volcanic terranes
Jon Blundy, Professor of Petrology, Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol
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Monday, April 2, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
How meltwater drives ice sheet dynamics
Christian Schoof, Assistant Professor glaciology, fluid dynamics, applied mathematics, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of British Columbia
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Tuesday, April 3, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
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Monday, April 9, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Revisiting the history of the global carbon cycle
Daniel Schrag, Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Director, Harvard University Center for the Environment, Harvard University
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Tuesday, April 10, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Young Fluvial Valleys on Mars: Constraining the Water Source Using Quantitative Geomorphology
Reid Parsons, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz
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Monday, April 16, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
The Tibet-Himalaya Accommodation Zone: New Perspectives on Quaternary Tectonics
Kip Hodges, Foundation Professor of Geological Sciences, Director, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Sasha Hinkley, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Astronomy, California Institute of Technology
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Monday, April 23, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Atoms in motion: Access to Earth's interior
Jennifer Jackson, Assistant Professor of Mineral Physics, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
From protoplanetary disks to exoplanetary atmospheres: New views from Hubble
Kevin France, CASA & Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, Univ. of Colorado
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Monday, April 30, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
The energy balance of the Earth’s climate system
Graeme Stephens, Director of the Center for Climate Sciences, JPL, JPL
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Tuesday, May 1, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Modeling Exotic Clouds In Cool Brown Dwarfs and Planets
Caroline Morley, Graduate Student, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz
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Monday, May 7, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Exceptional fossils and new technologies: revealing the big steps in our early evolution
John Long, Vice President, Research and Collections, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Jeffrey Andews-Hanna, Assistant Professor, Department of Geophysics, Colorado School of Mines
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Monday, May 14, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
MESSENGER at Mercury: The Surprising Innermost Planet
Sean Solomon, Research Staff Member and Director Emeritus, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Washington
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
The Brown Dwarf Desert: A Tale of Some Stars Engulfing Their Massive Close-in Companions
Tristan Guillot, Research Scientist, Observatoire de la Cˆote d’Azur, CNRS (France)
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Monday, May 21, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Measuring time-lapse changes from noise and earthquakes
Roel Snieder, W.M. Keck Distinguished Professor of Basic Exploration Science, Department of Geophysics, Colorado School of Mines
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
South Mudd 256 (Benioff Room)
The Art of Science
Roel Snieder, W.M. Keck Distinguished Professor of Basic Exploration Science, Colorado School of Mines
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Standard Models for the Atmospheres of Uranus and Neptune
Glenn Orton, Senior Research Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012
3:30 pm - 
4:30 pm
South Mudd 365
Michael Mischna, Jet Propoulsion Laboratory
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Tuesday, June 5, 2012
3:30 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
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Monday, October 1, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Mantle seismic structure beneath EarthScope's USArray, new insights into multi-scale convection and the origin of the Yellowstone hotspot
Brandon Schmandt, Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech
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Monday, October 8, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Can we see earthquakes before they happen?
Brendan Meade, Associate Professor, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Harvard University
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Tuesday, October 9, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Hot on the Trail of Warm Planets Orbiting Cool M Dwarfs
John Johnson, Astronomy Department, Caltech
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Monday, October 15, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Magmatic volatile reservoirs on the Moon as inferred from apatite
Francis McCubbin, Senior Research Scientist 3, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico
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Monday, October 22, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Methodology for reconstructing wind direction, wind speed and duration of wind events from aeolian dune deposits
Gary Kocurek, Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Exploring Interstellar Chemical Inventories Using cm-Wave Observations at the Green Bank Telescope (Brett McGuire), The Available Potential Energy of World Ocean (Zhan su)
Brett McGuire, Graduate Student, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Caltech
Zhan Su, Graduate Student, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Monday, October 29, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Radon and the tracing of geological fluids
Frederic Perrier, Professor, University of Paris Diderot, IPGP
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Titan's Upper Atmosphere: Observations by Cassini UVIS (Joshua Kammer); Aerosols in the Atmosphere of Venus (Peter Gao)
Joshua Kammer, Graduate Student, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech
Peter Gao, Graduate Student, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech
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Thursday, November 1, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Molecular clocks and the Cambrian-Explosion: What have we learned?
Bruce Runnegar, Professor, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, UCLA
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Monday, November 5, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Planets of 1-4 Earth-Radii: Masses, Radii, and Densities
Geoff Marcy, Professor of Astronomy, University of California, Berkeley
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Spitzer Surveys of Super-Earth Transits and Sub-Saturn to Super-Jupiter Secondary Eclipses (Josh Kammer); Warm Inner Disks in the Infrared: Synthetically Removing Atmospheric Absorption for Greater Sensitivity (Masha Kleshcheva)
Josh Kammer, Graduate Student, Planetary Science, GPS, Caltech
Masha Kleshcheva, Graduate Student, Planetary Science, GPS, Caltech
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Direct Detection of Exoplanets With High-Resolution Near-IR Spectroscopy (Alex Lockwood); Mapping Volatiles in Protoplanetary Disk (Ke Zhang)
Alexandra Lockwood, Graduate Student, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech
Ke Zhang, Graduate Student, Astronomy Department, Caltech
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Thursday, November 8, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Alexis Pasulka, Ph.D. Student, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
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Monday, November 12, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Formation and Evolution of Early Planetary Crusts: Magma Ocean Constraints
Carle Pieters, Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Brown University
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
TBD
Maria Kleshcheva, Graduate Student, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech
Miki Nakajima, Graduate Student, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech
 
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
South Mudd 365
The Origin of Orbital Obliquity and Near-Resonances in Hot Exoplanetary Systems
Konstantin Batygin, Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Theory and Computation, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
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Thursday, November 15, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
The surprising effects of Ferric iron on MgSiO3 perovskite in earth's lower mantle
Daniel Hummer, Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, UCLA
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Sean Long, Research Assistant Professor, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, University of Nevada, Reno
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Monday, November 19, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Ice cores, trapped atmosphere, and climate change
Jeffrey P. Severinghaus, Professor of Geosciences, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Characterization of Exoplanet Atmospheres from Their Spectra: Trends in Chemistry (Michael Line); A search for main-belt comets in the Palomar Transient Factory survey (Adam Waszczak)
Michael Line, Graduate Student, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech
Adam Waszczak, Graduate Student, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Triggered convection, gravity waves, and the MJO: Towards a 3D Model (Da Yang); Meandering and the landscape record of river vertical incision (Ajay Limaye)
Da Yang, Graduate Student, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech
Ajay Limaye, Graduate Student, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech
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Thursday, November 29, 2012
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
John Grotzinger, Fletcher Jones Professor of Geology, Geological & Planetary Sciences, Caltech
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