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List of Speakers

CRUST: Planetary, Continental and Oceanic

2010 Geodynamics Seminar Series
Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Carriage House, Quissett Campus

Speaker Schedule
Each seminar features an invited speaker followed by a discussion moderated by a WHOI scientist.

Date Seminar Speaker Title/Topic
February 2 Sean Solomon
Department of Terrestrial Magnetism
Carnegie Institution of Washington
Crustal formation and the evolution of Mercury: New insights from the MESSENGER flybys of the innermost planet
February 9 Maria Zuber
Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sci.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Geophysical Constraints on Terrestrial Planet Crusts
February 16 Michael Wyatt
Department of Geological Sciences
Brown University

Martian Crust
February 23 Wolfgang Bach
Department of Geosciences
University of Bremen
Theoretical considerations on water-rock interactions in the ocean crust: from phase relations to microbiology
March 2 Sam Bowring
Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sci.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The geological record of Earth's early evolution
March 9 Harry Y. McSween
Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sci.
University of Tennessee
Crustal Composition of Protoplanets, Especially Astroid Vesta
March 16 Oliver Jagoutz
Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sci.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The role of different liquid lines of descent for Continental Crust  formations: Insights from the Kohistan Arc
March 23 Cin Ty Lee
Department of Earth Science
Rice University

Silicate differentiation of the Earth
March 30 Richard Katz
Department of Earth Sciences
Oxford University

Magma dynamics and active convection at mid-ocean ridges
April 6 Mathilde Cannat
Département Géosciences Marines
Institut Physique du Globe de Paris

Serpentinization in the oceanic crust
April 13 George Bergantz
Dept. of Earth and Space Sciences
University of Washington
Tempo And Styles Of Arc Construction As Constrained By An Intact Arc Cross Section, The Famatinian Arc, Sierras Valle Fertil, Argentina
April 20 Mike Cheadle
Dept. of Geology and Geophysics
University of Wyoming
Neptune, Neptune, Quite Contrary - How Does Your Ocean Crust Grow?  Some insights from zirconology


April 27 Natsue Abe
IFREE, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Multidisciplinary Research on Young Petit-Spot Volcanism on Old Oceanic Lithosphere


May 4 Othmar Müntener
Institute of Mineralogy and Geochemistry
University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Crust-forming processes at rifted margins: The interface between continents and the ocean


May 11 Kevin Burke
Department of Geosciences
University of Houston
Plate Tectonics, The Wilson Cycle And Mantle Plumes: Geodynamics From The Top


Speaker Schedule (pdf)