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2017-2018 Seminar Series

Fall 2017 Seminars

September 22 - Sloss Graduate Research Symposium
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.

September 29 - Carol Stein, University of Illinois at Chicago
What's the Grenville Front and Should it be Erased from Geological Maps in the Central U.S.?

October 6 - Brian Yanites, Indiana University- Bloomington
The Rubble in the Jungle: The Impact of Earthquakes, Typhoons, and Landslides on River Processes in Taiwan

October 13 - Chris Skinner, University of Michigan
Exploring Climate Change Projections from the Ground Up: How Plants Shape Weather in a High CO2 World

October 27 - Raymond Anderson, University of Iowa
The Midcontinent Rift System

November 3 - Lynn Sykes, Colombia University
Silencing the Bomb: One Scientist’s Quest for a Test Ban and the Control of Nuclear Weapons

November 10 - Alisha Clark, Northwestern University
Experimental Constraints on the Degree of Melting Beneath Tectonic Plates

November 17 - Emily Finzel, University of Iowa
Forearc Basin Detrital Record of Mesozoic-Cenozoic Tectonics in the Northern Cordillera, South-Central Alaska

December 1 - Dan Tamayo, University of Toronto
A Million-Fold Speedup in the Dynamical Characterization of Multi-Planet Systems

Winter 2018 Seminars

January 12 - Lara Wagner, Carnegie Institute for Science
Flat Slab Seismicity: Clues to the Subduction Zone Water Cycle

January 19 - Ben Linzmeier, Northwestern University
Big Picture, Small Spots: In Situ Geochemistry Applied to Paleobiology and Paleoclimatology

January 26 - Konstantin Batygin, California Institute of Technology
Planet Nine from Outer Space: Status Update

February 2 - Morgan Raven, Washington University in St. Louis
Organic Matter Sulfurization and the Carbon Cycle

February 16 - Briony Horgan, Purdue University
Was Ancient Mars Warm and Wet or Cold and Icy? Mineral Signatures of Climate in Rover, Orbiter, and Terrestrial Analog Studies

February 23 - Ed Garnero, Arizona State University
Sharpening the Focus on Earth’s Dynamically Evolving Interior

March 2 - Mian Liu, University of Missouri
Indo-Asian Collision and the Lateral Growth of the Tibetan Plateau

March 9 - Sarah Feakins, University of Southern California
Plant Wax Biomarkers in the Andes-Amazon: Signals of Elevation, Ecology and Hydrology

March 16 - Guillaume Morard, Pierre and Marie Curie University
Mineral Physics Study of Planetary Cores: from the Moon to the Exoplanets

Spring 2018 Seminars

April 6 - Estella Atekwana, Oklahoma State University
Continental Rift Initiation: Who's to Blame, Magma or Tectonic Memory?

April 13 - Jordan Schnell, Northwestern University
Air Quality and Climate Change: New Applications for Chemistry-Climate Models

April 17 - Anders Bjork, University of Copenhagen
Expanding Greenland’s Glacial History with Old and New Images

April 20 - Seth Jacobson, Northwestern University
Pieces of planets amongst the asteroids

April 27 - Ben van Mooy, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Microbial Phosphorus Reduction in the Modern Ocean: Rapid Rates of Thermodynamically Unexpected Pathways

May 4 - Jacob Waldbauer, University of Chicago
Proteomic Insights into Microbial Biogeochemistry

May 11 - Ping Jing, Loyola University
The Potential Impact of Climate Change on Ozone in the Midwestern U.S.

May 18 - Sue Hough, United States Geological Survey
Natural and Unnatural Disasters in the Heartland: True Facts and Fake Facts

June 1 - Michael Thomas Wenz, NASA
A Behind the Scenes Look at Hubble Space Telescope Operations