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Solid Earth Brown Bag Series

Fall 2017

September 15                                 

Chen Gu, MIT, "Bayesian Moment Tensor Inversion for Repeating Earthquakes – From Induced Seismicity to Pico-seismicity" (Acoustic Emission) abstract, Host: Simons              
September 22

Niels Grobbe, MIT, "The Physics of Porous Media:
Coupled Seismo-Electromagnetics, and the General Importance for the Future of Geophysics," Host: Tromp

September 29

Tarje Nissen-Meyer, University of Oxford, “How waves encode structure: Of seismic parsimony, invisible blobs, icy moons and elephants,” Host: Simons

October 2
Guyot 315

Tariq ALKHALIFAH, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology "A recipe for waveform inversion of the appropriate wavenumber scales," Host: Simons
October 6

Fred Schroeder, American Association of Petroleum Geologists,"The Geoscience We Do in the Petroleum Industry," Host: Simons                                      

October 13

Eleanor Berryman, Princeton University, "Developing a petrogenetic indicator mineral: the case for tourmaline"

October 20

Greg McLaskey, Cornell University, "Slow and fast earthquakes in meter-scale laboratory experiments," Host: Rubin

October 27

Renata Wentzcovitch, Columbia University, "Spin crossover in iron in lower mantle minerals," Host: Duffy (abstract)

November 10

Emily Hopper, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Columbia University, "The deep fingerprint of tectonics: imaging upper mantle structure with Sp converted waves on a continental scale," Host: Irving

November 20
Guyot 155

Kevin Hand, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech, "Ocean Worlds of the Outer Solar System" (abstract)

December 1 Francis Macdonald, Harvard University, "The geological context of climate change," Host: Higgins
December 8 Ilya Buynevich, Temple University, "Written in Sand: Geological Archives of Extreme Coastal Events"


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

Questions or comments? Contact  Sally Tracy ( or Behrooz Ferdowsi (