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Solid Earth Brown Bag Series

Fall 2016

September 16

David Goldsby, University of Pennsylvania, "Experimental Constraints on Earthquake Nucleation and Dynamic Fault Slip" Host: Rubin

September 23

Sidney Hemming, Columbia University, "Provenance of Antarctic glaciagenic sediments: Insights into past ice sheet behavior and Antarctica's hidden geology," Host: Higgins

September 30


Andrew Schaeffer, University of Ottawa, "Impact of the western Canadian craton-cordillera transition in controlling regional tectonics" Host: Simons & Irving

October 7

Peter Zeitler, Lehigh University, "Who's really in charge? Erosion and tectonics in active mountain belt," Host: Schoene

October 14

Loÿc Vanderkluysen, Drexel University, “The floor is lava: lava flow emplacement in the Deccan large igneous province (India)” Host: Schoene

October 21

David Jones, Amherst College, "A volcanic trigger for the Late Ordovician glaciation and mass extinction," Host: Higgins

October 28

Harriet Lau, Harvard University, "Using Solid Earth Tides to Constrain Deep Mantle Buoyancy," Host: Tromp

November 11

Loren Shure, MathWorks, "The Power of AND, think AND, not OR," Host: Simons

November 18

Colin Meyer, Harvard University, "Meltwater percolation and refreezing in compacting snow," Host: Rubin

December 2

Sergio Speziale, GFZ Potsdam, "What do we know about the elastic anisotropy of minerals? Some new results on (Mg,Fe)Al2O4 and (Mg,Mn)Al2O4 spinels," Host: Duffy

December 9 Hansjorg Seybold, ETH Zurich, "The role of surface water for the branching geometry of Mars' channel networks"

All seminars are held on Friday at 12 noon in Guyot 220 unless otherwise noted.

Questions or comments? Contact  Ayla Pamukcu ( or Umair bin Waheed (