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List of Speakers

Each seminar features an invited speaker followed by a discussion
moderated by a WHOI scientist. Moderators are encouraged to present
synoptic material of their own relevant research.

Date Speaker(s) Topic/Title
February 8 Neil Ribe / Peter Kelemen Scenes in the life of a mantle plume
February 15 Bill White / Mark Kurz Origin and Evolution of the Galapagos Plateau
February 22 Guust Nolet / Aibing Li Seismic Tomography of the Iceland Plume
March 1 Jean Guy Schilling / Stan Hart Basic Geochemical Aspects of Plume - Ridge
March 8 Doug Wilson / Pablo Canales Plate motions and spreading ridge evolution
near the Galapagos hotspot
March 15 David Bercovici / Greg Hirth Dynamics of Plumes and Hotspots
March 22 Garrett Ito / Jian Lin Evolution and Dynamics of the Iceland Hotspot
in the North Atlantic
March 29 Spring Break/No class
April 5 Peter Kelemen / Ken Sims Mantle Heterogeneity in the North Atlantic
April 12 Bill Menke / Rob Sohn Magmatic Structure of Axial Volcano, Juan
de Fuca Ridge
April 19 Yang Shen / Bob Detrick Iceland Plume: Blowing in the Wind?
April 26 Mike Perfit / Ken Sims Insights into Ridge-Hotspot Interaction on
the Juan de Fuca Ridge: Geochemical Investigations of Axial
Seamount and Adjacent Rift Zones
May 3 Dennis Geist / Henry Dick Plumes at Plate Boundaries (When Bad Things
Happen to Good Plumes)
May 10 Katrina Edwards / Susan Humphris Chemolithoautotrophic extremophiles and Biogeography
of Vent Biota
May 17 Jason Phipps-Morgan / Jack Whitehead Origination Depth of Mantle Plumes
2nd half June Field trip to Yellowstone.