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Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences

Events in 2013

Events in 2013

Monday, January 7, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
A geobiological perspective on commensal and parasitic anaerobic eukaryotes
Scott Dawson, Associate Professor, College of Biological Sciences, University of California, Davis
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Understanding the Formation and Composition of Planetary Atmospheric Hazes
Sarah M. Hörst, NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado
Thursday, January 10, 2013
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
Monday, January 14, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
New views of the deep sea: surprises from genomes and insights for geochemistry
Gregory Dick, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Three 2012 Transits of Venus: From Earth, Jupiter, and Saturn (Jay Pasachoff); Atmospheric Characterization of Extrasolar Planets in the Era of Kepler (Jean-Michel Désert)
Jay Pasachoff, Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy, Astronomy, Williams College, Massachusetts
Jean-Michel Désert, Sagan Fellow Astronomer, Planetary Science, Caltech
Thursday, January 17, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Ryan McKeon, Postdoctoral Scholar, Divisino of Geological & Planetary Sciences, Caltech
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
[Cancelled] Planetary-Scale Batteries: The Electrochemical Series at High Pressures and Temperatures
Abby Kavner, Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of California Los Angeles
Thursday, January 24, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Sean Loyd, Agouron Institute Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, UCLA
Monday, January 28, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Extraordinarily ancient landscapes in the Brazilian jungle: evidence from new techniques in geochronology and surface exposure dating
Kenneth A. Farley, W.M. Keck Foundation Professor of Geochemistry; Chair, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
The Enceladus Plume as Seen by the Cassini Magnetometer and MHD Modeling
Yingdong Jia, Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California Los Angeles, Department of Earth and Space Sciences
Thursday, January 31, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Daniel Hummer, Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, UCLA
Monday, February 4, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Studies of extinct Pu-244, I-129 and Cl-36 based on the analysis of xenon and argon isotopes
Grenville Turner, Professor of Isotope Geochemistry, School of Earth, Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences, University of Manchester
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Consequences of Electron Precipitation at Mercury: Exosphere Formation and X-ray Aurorae
David Schriver, Research Geophysicist, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California Los Angeles
Thursday, February 7, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
The influence of large-magnitude earthquakes and fault zone damage on the spatial distribution of slow-moving landslides (Joel)
Claire Thomas & Joel Scheingross, Graduate Students, Division of Geological & Planetary Sciences, Caltech
Monday, February 11, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
First direct measurements of heat and carbon transport across the Antarctic Circumpolar Current
Raffaele Ferrari, Breene M. Kerr Professor of Oceanography, Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Impact Induced Decompression Melting of the Martian Mantle: The Formation of Widespread Infilled Craters and Inter-Crate Plains; Dark Spots on the Seasonal CO2 Ice Polar Caps on Mars, Clues to Better Understand the Seasonal Processes
Christopher Edwards, Postdoctoral Scholar, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech
Cedric Pilorget, Postdoctoral Scholar, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech
Thursday, February 14, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Kathleen Grey, Geological Survey of Western Australia
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
TBD
David Paige, Professor, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of California Los Angeles
Thursday, February 21, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Melissa Rice, Postdoctoral Scholar, Division of Geological & Planetary Sciences, Caltech
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Temperatures and Aerosol Opacities of the Mars Atmosphere at Aphelion: Validation and Inter-comparison of Limb-Sounding Data from MRO-MCS and MGS-TES
James Shirley, Research Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Thursday, February 28, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Andy Ridgwell, Professor, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol
Monday, March 4, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Characterizing the Atmospheres of Low-Mass Low-Density Exoplanets
Jonathan J. Fortney, Associate Professor, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Extreme Comets in Unusual Places
Rachel Stevenson, NASA Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Thursday, March 7, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Bodo Bookhagen, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, UCSB
Monday, March 11, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Tropical Convection, Waves, and Climate
Zhiming Kuang, Gordon McKay Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Science, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Evolution of Protoplanet Vesta: What have we learned from Dawn?
Carol Raymond, Dawn Deputy Principal Investigator, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Thursday, March 14, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
The World According to GARP; Geophysics, Anisotropy and Realistic Physics
Don Anderson, Eleanor and John R. McMillan Professor of Geophysics, Emeritus, Division of Geological & Planetary Sciences, Caltech
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Solar System Science with NEOWISE
Amy Mainzer, WISE Deputy Project Scientist, Evolution of Galaxies, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Monday, April 1, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
A WISE search for large extraterrestrial civilizations: a complementary approach to traditional SETI
Jason T. Wright, Assistant Professor, Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Penn State University
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Emilie Royer, Posdoctoral Scholar, Planetary Science Section, JPL
Thursday, April 4, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Kat Dawson, Postdoctoral Scholar, Division of Geological & Planetary Sciences, Caltech
Monday, April 8, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
When the Monsoon rocks the Himalaya
Jean-Philippe Avouac, Earle C. Anthony Professor of Geology; Director, Tectonics Observatory, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
TBD
Nathan Kaib, Postdoctoral fellow, Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics, Northwestern University
Monday, April 15, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
The lunar core dynamo
Benjamin P. Weiss, Associate Professor of Planetary Sciences, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, MIT
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Primary Accretion of Planetesimals
Jeff Cuzzi, Research Scientist, NASA Ames
Monday, April 22, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Energetics and the origin of life
Nick Lane, Senior Lecturer, Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, University College London
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Far-ultraviolet Photometric Characteristics of the Icy Moons of Saturn
Emilie Royer, Postdoctoral fellow, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Monday, April 29, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
The role of ocean chemistry in regulating Earth surface oxygen levels
Matthew Hurtgen, Associate Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Northwestern Univeristy
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
TBD
Channon Visscher, Postdoctoral fellow, Lunar and Planetary Institute
Monday, May 6, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Closure of the global overturning circulation through the Indian, Pacific, and Southern Oceans
Lynne D. Talley, Distinguished Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Building a Stratigraphic Column on the Road to Yellowknife Bay, Mars Science Laboratory, Gale Crater, Mars (Katie Stack); Formation of Boxwork Structures on Mount Sharp, Gale Crater, Mars (Kirsten Siebach)
Katie Stack, Graduate Student, Geology, Caltech
Kirsten Siebach, Graduate Student, Geology, Caltech
Monday, May 13, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
A Living, Breathing Ocean
William J. Jenkins, Senior Scientist, Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry, Director NOSAMS, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Oceanography of Icy Worlds
Steve Vance, Postdoctoral Fellow, Planetary Chemistry and Astrobiology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Monday, May 20, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Falling to Pieces: Fractures, Blockfalls and Avalanches at the North Pole of Mars
Shane Byrne, Assistant Professor, Department of Planetary Sciences, University of Arizona
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Puzzles in Giant Planet Formation
Katherine Kretke, Researcher, Southwest Research Institute
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Extrasolar Cosmochemistry
Michael Jura, Professor and Vice Chair, Astronomy, Department of Physics and Astronomy, UCLA
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Where Moons Form: Disks of Gas and Dust Orbiting Young Gas Giant Planets
Neal Turner, Staff Scientist, Space and Astrophysical Plasmas, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Pushing the Limits of Orbital Spectroscopy to Infer Surface Compositions at Mars
James Wray, Assistant Professor, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology
Monday, September 30, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Geological and Planetary Sciences Seminar
Woodward Fischer, Assistant Professor of Geobiology, Caltech
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Meandering Through Bedrock River Valleys (Ajay Limaye); Beer's Law with a Pathlength of 10^16 m (Brett McGuire)
Ajay Lamaye, Graduate Student, Planetary Science, GPS, Caltech
Brett McGuire, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech
Monday, October 7, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Geological and Planetary Sciences Seminar
Nicholas J. Beukes, Professor, Department of Geology, University of Johannesburg
Thursday, October 10, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Seismic Exploration of the Los Angeles Basin: Past, Present, and Future
Mitchell Barklage, NodalSeismic
Monday, October 14, 2013
12:00 pm - 
1:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Seismic Cycle Elements along the Peru-Ecuador Subduction Zone
Mohammed Chlieh, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Thomas H. Heaton, Professor of Engineering Seismology, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Magma Oceans and Atmospheric Loss During Earth's Accretion
Sarah Stewart, Professsor, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University
Thursday, October 17, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Fortuitous Assemblages - Cratered Terrains Before and After Equilibrium (Meg Rosenburg); What controls the horizontal scale of the Madden-Julian Oscillation? (Da Yang)
Meg Rosenburg, Graduate Student, Planetary Science, GPS, Caltech
Da Yang, Graduate Student, Environmental and Engineering, GPS, Caltech
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Fortuitous Assemblages - Cratered Terrains Before and After Equilibrium (Meg Rosenburg); What controls the horizontal scale of the Madden-Julian Oscillation? (Da Yang)
Meg Rosenburg, Graduate Student, Planetary Science, GPS, Caltech
Da Yang, Graduate Student, Environmental and Engineering, GPS, Caltech
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Deep sea corals as a new archive of d15N records for studies of the N cycle through time
Maria Propenko, USC
Monday, October 21, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Geological and Planetary Sciences Seminar
Christopher D. Herd, Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta
Thursday, October 24, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Luminescence Dating of Earth Surface Processes
Ed Rhodes, UCLA
Monday, October 28, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Matthew G. Jackson, Associate Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara
Thursday, October 31, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Stefanie Wirth, Caltech
Monday, November 4, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Jane Willenbring, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Pennsylvania
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
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)
Thursday, November 7, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Andreas Andersson, Scripps Institute of Oceanography
Monday, November 11, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
John E. Vidale, Professor of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Reading Between the Lines - Interpreting Europa's Fracture Systems
Alyssa Rhoden, Postdoctoral Fellow, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Thursday, November 14, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Will Berelson, USC
Monday, November 18, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
David R. Montgomery, Professor of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Ejecta from Impacts: New Experiments and Insight from Missions
Brendan Hermalyn, Research Scientist, NASA Ames/Univ. of Hawaii
Thursday, November 21, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Sarah Feakins, USC
Monday, November 25, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Oliver E. Jagoutz, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
The Formation of the Earth-Moon System - Bridging Dynamics and Geochemistry (Miki Nakajima); Demographics of Solar System Small Bodies in the Palomar Transient Factory Survey (Adam Waszczak)
Miki Nakajima, Graduate Student, Planetary Science, GPS, Caltech
Adam Waszczak, Graduate Student, Planetary Science, GPS, Caltech
Monday, December 2, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Nicholas Swanson-Hysell, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of California, Berkeley
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
TBD
Zhan Su, Graduate Student, Planetary Science, GPS, Caltech
Cheng Li, Graduate Student, Planetary Science, GPS, Caltech
Thursday, December 5, 2013
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Pietro Sternai, University of Orleans