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Events and Seminars

EPS Seminar Series

Unless otherwise noted, all EPS Seminars will be held on Fridays at 3:00 pm in the L.L. Sloss room (Tech F285) within Northwestern University's Technological Institute, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, Illinois.

To explore past EPS Seminar Series, please use the links to the left. Alternatively, use the search bar in the upper right corner of this page to find a specific speaker or institution.

If you have any questions, please contact our Seminar Series coordinator, Professor Seth Jacobson. You may also request to be added to the seminar mailing list.

Fall 2018 Seminars

September 27 (Thursday) - Philip D. Nicholson, Cornell University - 3:00 pm in Tech L-211
Cassini's Grand Finale

October 5 - Sloss Graduate Research Symposium, 11:00 am and 3:00 pm
The Sloss Graduate Research Symposium is an annual tradition in which EPS graduate students present short talks on their research and accomplishments over the past year.

October 12 - Francis Albarède, University of Lyon

October 19 - Louis Derry, Cornell University
Basalt Alteration: Weathering Processes, Landscapes and Oceans

October 26 - Youxue Zhang, University of Michigan, 11:00 am in F285
Water and Other Volatiles in the Moon

November 2 - Sarah Aarons, University of Chicago
Insights from the Modern: Titanium Isotope Fractionation During Continental Weathering & Implications for the Nature of Earth’s Crust through Time

November 9 - Carrie Masiello, Rice University
Spies and Bloggers: New Synthetic Biology Tools to Understand Microbial Processes in Soils and Sediments

November 16 - Rita Parai, Washington University in St. Louis
Xe Isotopic Constraints on Cycling of Deep Earth Volatiles

November 30 - Jaime Barnes, University of Texas at Austin
The Role of the Forearc in Volatile Cycling through Subduction Zones

Winter 2019 Seminars

January 11 - Clara Blattler, University of Chicago
Reinterpreting the Rock Record of Carbonates

January 16 (Wednesday) - Itay Halevy, Weizmann Institute of Science
The Geologic History of Seawater δ18O

January 25 - Mark Rivers, University of Chicago
Applications of Synchrotron Radiation to the Earth Sciences

February 1 - Isla Castañeda, University of Massachusetts
Glycerol Dialkyl Glycerol Tetraethers (GDGTs) in Lakes and their Importance for Past Temperature Reconstruction: Examples from the West Turkana Basin (Kenya) and Arctic Siberia

February 15 - Lily Thompson, Northwestern University
Hydrogen-Bearing Phases in the Deep Earth

February 22 - Kevin Chao, Northwestern University
Stress Interaction Between Slow and Fast Earthquakes

March 1 - Britney Schmidt, Georgia Institute of Technology
Getting Under Europa’s Skin

March 8 - Hilary Dugan, University of Wisconsin
Reconsidering Groundwater in Antarctic Limnology through Airborne Geophysical Surveys

Spring 2019 Seminars

April 1 (Monday 11:00 am) - Sean Raymond, Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Bordeaux
Solar System Formation in the Context of Extra-Solar Planets

April 5 - S. Shawn Wei, Michigan State University
New Seismic Constraints on Earth’s Deep Water Cycle: From the Tonga Mantle Wedge to the Transition Zone

April 12 - Yarrow Axford, Northwestern University
Greenland's Climate Through the Holocene and Last Interglacial: Perspectives from Lake Sediments

April 19 - Chris Holmden, University of Saskatchewan
Deciphering the Unexpected Response of the Cr Isotope Proxy to Ocean Anoxic Event 2

April 26 - Kristin Bergmann, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Climatic Extremes at the Dawn of Animal Life

May 1 (Wednesday 12:00 pm) - Adam Sarafian, Corning Incorporated
H Partitioning between Olivine and Melt from 0.1 MPa to 12 GPa

May 10 - Abhijit Ghosh, University of California, Riverside
Broad Spectrum of Fault Slip: Fast, Slow and Everything in between

May 17 - Lily Momper, Northwestern University
Geomicrobiology in Earth's Deep Terrestrial Subsurface Biosphere

May 29 (Wednesday) - Dimitri Veras, University of Warwick
Detailed Chemical Constraints on Planetary Cores, Mantles and Crusts through Stellar Autopsies

May 31 - Jane Willenbring, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
The Null Hypothesis: Steady rates of erosion, weathering and sediment accumulation during Late Cenozoic mountain uplift and glaciation



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