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Solid Earth Brown Bag Series

Spring 2017

February 10

Daniel Rothman, MIT "Earth System Dynamics and Mass Extinctions,"  Host: Adam Maloof

February 17

Roel Snieder, Colorado School of Mines, "Variations and healing of the seismic velocity," Host: Jeroen Tromp

February 24

Elizabeth Cottrell, Smithsonian Institution, "Generation of Arc Crust Requires Oxidation of the Mantle," Host: Blair Schoene

March 3

Tamara Carley, Lafayette University, "What lies beneath: A detrital investigation of Iceland’s subglacial magmatic systems," Host: Blair Schoene

March 17

Yanbin Wang, University of Chicago (GSECARS), "A laboratory nano-seismological study on deep earthquake mechanisms," Host: Thomas Duffy

March 31

Zachary Eilon, Brown University, "High attenuation at a mid-ocean ridge reveals deep melt," Host: Jessica Irving

April 7

Andrew Schaeffer, University of Ottawa, "Transient tectonic transition from cordillera to shield?" Hosts: Jessica Irving & Frederik Simons

April 14

Donna Shillington, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, "Controls on faulting, earthquakes and water cycling in the Alaska subduction zone," Host: Frederik Simons

April 21

Sally June Tracy, Princeton University, "What is the high-pressure phase of SiO2 under shock loading? A new capability for time-resolved synchrotron x-ray diffraction under dynamic loading," Host: Thomas Duffy

April 28

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

May 5

Wenyong Pan, University of Calgary, "Interparameter Tradeoffs Quantification and Reduction in Isotropic-elastic Full-waveform Inversion," Host: Frederik Simons

June 12 Paula Koelemeijer, University College Oxford, Host: Jessica Irving

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 (