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Solid Earth Brown Bag Seminar

Spring 2009

February 6

Princeton GEO/AOS Department retreat

February 13 Jon Samuelson, Department of Geosciences, Penn State University, "Experimental analysis of dilatancy in simulated fault gouges" - Abstract
Host: Yajing Liu

February 20

Garrett Leahy, Geology & Geophysics Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, "Local variability in the 410-km mantle discontinuity under a hotspot" - Abstract - short biography
Host: Frederik Simons

February 27

Joshua Feinberg, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Minnesota, "Magnetic inclusions in silicate minerals: New Views into the Ancient Magnetic Field of the Earth and Solar System," Host: Adam Maloof

March 6

Victor Chen Tsai, Earth & Planetary Sciences Department, Harvard University, "A model for turbulent hydraulic fracture and application to crack propagation at glacier beds," Host: Jeroen Tromp

March 13

Kevin Lewis,  Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology, "Cyclicity in the sedimentary rock record
of Mars," Host: Frederik Simons

March 20 Spring Recess
March 27

Stephane Rondenay, Department of Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "A seismological perspective of water distribution in subduction zones" 
Host: Frederik Simons

April 3

Roger Buck, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, "How global cooling and geothermal heating contribute to the transition from ~40 kyr to ~100 kyr cycles of ice ages," Host: Nadine McQuarrie

April 10


April 17

Natalia Dubrovinskaia, University of Heidelberg, "High Pressure Alloying: from Geosciences to Novel Materials,"  Host: Tom Duffy.

April 24

Robert Downs, Department of Geociences, University of Arizona, "Compression mechanisms in minerals," Host: Tom Duffy

May 1

Susannah Dorfman, Department of Geosciences, Princeton University, "Super-earths and super-hard materials: Structure and compressibility of fluorides to 100+ GPa,"  Host: Tom Duffy

*Unless noted, all seminars are held on Friday at 12:00 noon in Guyot 220.


Questions or comments? Contact Daniel Peter.