June K. Wicks 

Email:   jwicks "at" princeton . edu
 Office:   Guyot B87

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Interested in learning more about Dynamic Compression? Come to the inaugural Dynamic Compression Summer School for undergraduates, "Understanding Materials at Extreme Conditions", August 6-10, 2017 at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Lab, Argonne, IL.
Currently, I am an Associate Research Scholar in the Department of Geosciences at Princeton University, working primarily with Professor Thomas Duffy.

As geologists, we are lucky to have the earth as our laboratory, with experiments that have been running for billions of years!  The task of interpreting these results is as much inspiring as it is daunting.  We get to recreate the history of our tangible world yet have so little direct knowledge of the processes that occur beyond our immediate reach.  

My goal as an experimentalist is to explore a few of these processes in simplified systems and to learn, through probes of elasticity, compressional behavior, and chemistry, why our world is the way it is.


One late night at the Advanced Photon Source,
 Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago


Look for me at an upcoming seminar near you:

Nov 21, 2016 -- Dept. of Earth and Planetary Science Seminar @ Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Most lectures are open to the public---contact me for more information if you are in the area and are interested in learning more about dynamic compression and how we use it to study planetary interiors.