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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)
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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)
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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
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
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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Monday, May 19
4:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Title TBD
Richard Aster, Professor and Department Head, Deapartment of Geosciences, Colorado State University
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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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