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Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences

Events in 2014

Events in 2014

Monday, January 6
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Alexander G. Hayes, Assistant Professor of Astronomy, Department of Astronomy, Cornell University
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Tuesday, January 7
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
TBD
Alexander Hayes, Assistant Professor, Astronomy, Cornell University
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Monday, January 13
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Vedran Lekic, Assistant Professor, Department of Geology, University of Maryland
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Tuesday, January 14
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Orbital Dynamics and Stability of (Kepler) Multi-planet Systems
Katherine Deck, Graduate Student, Physics, MIT
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Tuesday, January 21
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
A New Model for Distal Impact Ejecta and, Perhaps, Chondrules
Brandon Johnson, Graduate Stuent, Physics, Purdue
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Monday, January 27
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Whitney Behr, Assistant Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin
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Tuesday, January 28
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Geologic Mapping of the Asteroid Belt
Francesca DeMeo, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
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Monday, February 3
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Michael P. Lamb, Assistant Professor of Geology, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech
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Tuesday, February 4
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Kepler-93b: The Most Precisely Measured Radius Outside the Solar System
Sarah Ballard, NASA Carl Sagan Fellow, Astronomy, University of Washington
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Thursday, February 6
1:30 pm - 
5:30 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
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4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
The sea level fingerprint of a Snowball Earth deglaciation
JC Creveling, Postdoctoral Fellow, Caltech
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Monday, February 10
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Jeffrey A. Gralnick, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Minnesota
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Thursday, February 13
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
TBA
George Rossman, Professor of Mineralogy
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Tuesday, February 18
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Heating and cooling of Saturn's rings
Ryuji Morishima, Assistant Researcher, JPL/UCLA
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Tuesday, February 25
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Early Evolution of the Earth-Moon System with a Fast-Spinning Earth
Jack Wisdom, Professor, Planetary Science, MIT
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Monday, March 3
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Taming earthquake rupture in heterogeneous media
Jean-Paul (Pablo) Ampuero Saenz, Assistant Professor of Seismology, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech
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Tuesday, March 4
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
How Rocky Are They? The Composition Distribution of Kepler's Sub-Neptune Planet Candidates within 0.15 AU
Angie Wolfgang, Graduate Student, Astronomy, University of California, Santa Cruz
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Thursday, March 6
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Characterizing bacterial aerobic methanotrophs in the marine water column
Patricia Tavormina, Caltech
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Monday, March 10
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Biological Mechanisms of Magnetite Formation in Bacteria
Arash Komeili, Associate Professor, Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley
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Wednesday, March 12
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Building Earth-like Planets: From Gas and Dust to Ocean Worlds
Linda Elkins-Tanton, Director, Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution
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Thursday, March 13
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
TBA
John Magyar, Caltech
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Thursday, March 27
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
TBA
Tyler Mackey, UC Davis
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Monday, March 31
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Hydrodynamics and collective behavior of the tethered bacterium Thiovulum majus
Alexander Petroff, Raymond and Beverly Sackler Fellow, Center for Studies in Physics and Biology, Rockefeller University
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Tuesday, April 1
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Bjorn Benneke, Postdoctoral Scholar, Planetary Science, Caltech
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Thursday, April 3
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
TBA
Ayah Lazar
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Monday, April 7
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Revisiting the ocean’s conveyor belt: new observations, new ideas, lingering questions
M. Susan Lozier, Ronie-Richele Garcia-Johnson Professor of Ocean Sciences, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
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Tuesday, April 8
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Glimpsing the Compositions of Sub-Neptune-Size Exoplanets
Leslie Rogers, Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow, Caltech
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Thursday, April 10
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Tale of three Eocene rivers in Sonora, Mexico, with implications for Pacific-North American plate motion budget and early Tertiary orogenic gold
John Nourse
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Monday, April 14
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Crystal records from the Deep: A unique archive of magmatic processes from source to surface
Philipp Ruprecht, Lamont Assistant Research Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Geochemistry, Columbia University/Earth Institute
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Tuesday, April 15
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
The Grand Tack: Jupiter's Migration to 1.5 AU, and How it Shaped the Inner Solar System
Kevin Walsh, Research Scientist, Dept. of Space Studies, Southwest Research Institute
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Monday, April 21
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Synthesis of Organic Compounds in Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Environments
Jeffrey S. Seewald, Department Chair, Senior Scientist, Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
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Tuesday, April 22
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Investigations of Strange, Linear Features on Mars (AKA playing with dry ice blocks in the Utah desert)
Serina Diniega, Systems Engineer, JPL
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Thursday, April 24
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Crustal thickening and the long term evolution of arc magmatic systems
Leif Karlstrom, Stanford University
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Monday, April 28
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
The Origin of the Earth and Moon
Sarah T. Stewart, Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University
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Tuesday, April 29
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
James Day, Assistant Professor, Geoscience research division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
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Thursday, May 1
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
TBA
Isaac Larsen, Caltech
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Monday, May 5
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
'Isotopes of Disease'
Francis Albarede, Professor of Geochemistry ENS Lyon, Department of Earth and Science, ENS Lyon - Université de Lyon 1 - CNRS
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Tuesday, May 6
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
ot and Shiny: Atmospheric Characterization of the Hot Jupiter Exoplanet Kepler-13Ab
Avi Shporer, Sagan Fellow, Caltech/JPL
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Thursday, May 8
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
TBA
Ray Ingersoll, UCLA
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Monday, May 12
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Has global warming stopped? How, why now and for how long?
Ka-Kit Tung, Professor of Applied Mathematics, Adjunct Professor in Atmospheric Science, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Washington
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Tuesday, May 13
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Seasonal Cycles in Terrestrial Planetary Climates
Jonathan Mitchell, Assistant Professor, Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences, UCLA
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Thursday, May 15
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Initiation of subduction
Mike Gurnis, Director, Seimo Lab, Caltech
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Monday, May 19
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Imaging an Active Volcano using Seismic Tomography and Coda Interferometry – Recent Results from Mount Erebus, Antarctica
Richard Aster, Professor and Department Head, Deapartment of Geosciences, Colorado State University
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Tuesday, May 20
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Tracking Planet Footprints in Dusty Disks
Catherine Espaillat, Assistant Professor, Astronomy, Boston University
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Thursday, May 22
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
TBA
Victor Tsai, Caltech
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Tuesday, May 27
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Meteorites found on Other Worlds as Planetary Research Tools with Special Applications for Martian Climate Studies
James Ashley, Postdoctoral Scholar, JPL
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Thursday, May 29
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
TBA
Jonathan Perkins, UC Santa Cruz
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Monday, June 2
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
In search of the nuts and bolts of the microbiome
Marc Strous, Professor CAIP Chair, Energy Bioengineering Group, University of Calgary
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Tuesday, June 3
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
An Electrochemical Series for Planetary Interiors
Abby Kavner, Associate Professsor, Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences, UCLA
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Thursday, June 5
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Earth magnetic field: how high it can get? how fast it can change? how dipole it is? archaeomagnetic insights from Levantine biblical sites
Ron Shaar, Post Doc, Scripps Institute of Oceanography
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Tuesday, June 10
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Exploration of Planetary Atmospheres from an Energy Perspective
Li Liming, Assistant Professor, Physics, University of Houston
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Monday, September 29
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Nanoparticles unlock big secrets: silica in earthquake rupture and gold transport
Christie Rowe, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, McGill University
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Monday, October 6
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Polymorphism of carbonates at Earth’s mantle condition and their bearing on carbon cycle
Marco Merlini, Researcher, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Milan
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Monday, October 13
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
New insights into the global carbon cycle using chlorophyll fluorescence + Detecting the largest local methane hotspot in the continental US from space
Christian Frankenberg, Research Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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Monday, October 20
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Towards a comprehensive seismic Earth model
Andreas Fichtner, Assistant Professor, Computational Seismology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)
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Monday, November 3
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
TBD
Brandon Schmandt, Assistant Professor of Geophysics, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico
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Monday, November 10
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
TBD
Claire Bucholz, Graduate Student, Department of Earth, Athmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Monday, November 17
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Measuring CO2 from Space with the Orbiting Carbon Observatory –2 (OCO-2)
David Crisp, Senior Research Scientist and OCO-2 Science Team Leader, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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Monday, November 24
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
TBD
Ake Fagereng, Senior Lecturer, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Cape Town
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Monday, December 1
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
TBD
Caroline Fitoussi, Researcher Fellow - CNRS, Laboratorie de Géologie de Lyon Terre, Planétes, Environnement, ENS de Lyon
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