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Solid Earth Brown Bag Series

Fall 2014

September 19

Robert C. Viesca, Tufts University, "Of Faults and Faucets," Host: Rubin, Abstract

September 23

Clemens Prescher, GSECARS, University of Chicago, "Carbon in the Earth’s core accounts for its high Poisson’s ratio,” Host: Duffy, Abstract   Tuesday 4:30 p.m., Room 155

October 3

Youyi Ruan, Princeton University, "Ocean bottom seismology: Noises and shear velocity structure of marine sediments" Host: Tromp

October 10

Esteban Gazel, Virginia Tech, "Life cycles of mantle plumes: a view from the Galapagos," Host: Schoene

October 17

Dan Bower, Caltech, "Assimilating lithosphere and slab history in 4-D Earth models,” Host: Tromp, Abstract

October 24

Andrew Valentine, Utrecht University, “The ‘infinite-monkeys’ approach to geophysics: Inverse problems, artificial intelligence and our knowledge of the Earth,” Host: Irving

November 7

Jean-Claude Mareschal, Université du Québec to Montreal, "Thermal and seismic structure of the continental lithosphere?” Host: Schoene

November 14

Edwin Kite, Princeton University, "The Enceladus phenomenon:
Oceanography, geophysics, tectonics and volcanology one billion kilometers from Earth" Host: Simons

November 21

Scott Burdick, University of Maryland, "Wave-equation imaging and tomography with teleseismic multiples,” Host: Irving

December 5

Katherine Crispin, Carnegie Institution of Washington, "A coordination of microbeam techniques addressing research topics in planetary and mineral sciences," Host: Irving


*Unless noted, all seminars are held on Friday at 12 noon in Guyot 220.


Questions or comments? Contact  Heru Rusmanugroho ( or June Wicks (