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Guest Speaker Schedule

2013 Geodynamics Program:
Experiments: Simulating The Earth In The Lab

Speaker Schedule

Date Seminar Speaker Title / Topic
February 7 John Whitehead
Scientist Emeritus
Department of Physical Oceanography
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Laboratory Perspectives On Geological Fluid Mechanics
February 14


Ares Rosakis
Chair, Division of Engineering and Applied Science, Theodore von Kármán Professor of Aeronautics and Professor of Mechanical Engineering
California Institute of Technology
Identifying the unique Ground motion signatures of super-shear earthquakes: The one-two punch effect on high-rise buildings
February 21 Daniel Lathrop
Professor & Associate Dean for Research
University of Maryland
Laboratory Models of the Earth's Core
February 28 Ginny Catania
Research Associate
Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences
University of Texas at Austin
Understanding Ice Sheet Variability
March 7 Michael Lewan
Research Geochemist
USGS, Denver, CO
Analogues Between Water In Granite Melts and Petroleum Formation
March 14 Tom McCollom
Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics
University of Colorado, Denver
Laboratory Simulation of Hydrogen Generation During Serpentinization of Ultramafic Rocks
March 21 Max Schmidt
Institute of Geochemistry and Petrology
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (ETH)
Deep Recycling of Carbon During Subduction
April 4 Peter Brewer
Senior Scientist
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBAR), CA
Advances in Executing Complex Geochemical Experiments on the Sea Floor:CH4 → CO2 Hydrate Conversion as a Greenhouse Gas Strategy?
April 11 David Kohlstedt
Professor, Department of Earth Sciences
University of Minnesota  University of Minnesota
Stress-driven Melt Migration in Partially Molten Rocks: The Connection between Field Observations, Laboratory Experiments, Theoretical Analyses, and Numerical Models
April 18

Carriage House

Beth Orcutt
Senior Research Scientist
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
East Boothbay, Maine
Microbial life in the Marine Subsurface: Tools and Approaches for Detecting Deep, Dark Life
April 25
Carriage House
Denis Andrault
Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans
University Blaise Pascal in Clermont-Ferrand, France
Melting properties of the deep Earth's mantle
May 2
Giacomo Corti
Researcher at the Institute of Geosciences and Earth Resources (IGG), National Research Council (CNR) Florence, Italy
Evolution and characteristics of continental rifts: insights from analog modeling
May 9
Carriage House
Frank Richter
Professor in the Department of Geophysical Sciences
University of Chicago
Isotope Fractionation by Mass Transport in Silicate Melts and Minerals
May 16
Andrew Putnis
Institut für Mineralogie
University of Münster, Germany
Reactions at Mineral-Fluid Interfaces: from experiment to nature – from the nanoscale to the macroscale