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Events and Seminars

To explore past 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.

All seminars are on Friday mornings from 10-11 a.m. CT.

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Spring 2023 Seminars

March 31 - David Bercovici, Yale University
Lithosphere Dynamics and Origin of Plate Tectonics, Multiphase and Multicomponent Physics, Shear Localization and Damage Theory, Using Theoretical and Computational Approaches

April 7 - Valere Lambert, University of California Santa Cruz
Physics of Earthquake Source Processes and Aseismic Fault Motion, Fracture and Frictional Sliding, Using Computational Mechanics of Geomaterials

April 14 - Lars Hansen, University of Minnesota
Rock Deformation at the Atomic Scale and at the Scale of Tectonic Plates, Using Experiments and Field Observations

April 21 - Nicolas Brantut, University College London
How Faults Form and Slip, Brittle-Plastic Transition, Using Experimental, Theoretical, and Numerical Approaches

April 28 - Christie Rowe, McGill University
Geology of Ancient Faults, Physics of Fault Processes, Soft Sediment Deformation and Granular Flow, Using Field Observations

May 5 - Christine McCarthy, Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Defects in the Structure of Crystalline Materials, Partial Melt, Seismic and Rheological Properties of Rocks and Ice, Using Seismic and Laboratory Observations

May 12 - Melodie French, Rice University
Mechanisms of Fault Slip, Fluid Weakening, Using Experiments and Field Observations

May 19 - Camilla Cattania, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Fault Mechanics and Earthquake Physics Using Numerical, Analytical and Statistical Tools

May 26 - David Wallis, University of Cambridge
Evolving Rock Viscosity in the Seismic and Glacial Cycles, Using Microstructural Analyses and Rock Deformation Experiments

Fall 2022 Seminars

September 23 - Sloss Graduate Research Symposium, Part I
The Sloss Graduate Research Symposium is an annual tradition in which EPS graduate students present short talks on their research and accomplishments.

September 30 - Sloss Graduate Research Symposium, Part II
The Sloss Graduate Research Symposium is an annual tradition in which EPS graduate students present short talks on their research and accomplishments.

3 p.m. on October 7 - John Rudnicki, Northwestern University
Effects of Fluid Pressurization Rate on Frictional Stability in Experiments

October 14 - Sara Camilleri, Northwestern University
Air Quality and Health Implications of Electrifying Heavy-Duty Vehicles Assessed at Equity-Relevant Neighborhood-Scales

October 21 - Akintomide Akinsanola, University of Illinois Chicago
Seasonal Extreme Precipitation Over the United States in Earth System Models: Investigating the Added Value of High Resolution and Super-Parameterized E3SM

October 28 - Andrew Cross, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
There and Back Again: Transient Weakening and Microstructural Evolution Across the Quartz-Coesite Phase Transition

Wednesday, November 2 - Tyler Kukla, Colorado State
Precipitation Seasonality in the Geologic Past

November 11 - Andy Campbell, The University of Chicago
Current and Future Synchrotron-based Investigations into Earth’s Core

November 18 - Lidya Tarhan, Yale University
The Evolution and Biogeochemical Impact of Bioturbation

Winter 2023 Seminars

January 6 - Stuart Stock, Northwestern University
Micro- and Nano-Scale Structural Quantification of Mineralized Cartilage in Shark Vertebrae

January 13 - Peter Crockford, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
The Geologic History of Primary Production

January 20 - Pamela Burnley, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Stress Percolation & Shear Localization in Polycrystalline Materials

January 27 - Janok Bhattacharya, McMaster University
Source to Sink in deep time: Reconstructing Permo-Triassic to Cretaceous Rivers and their Catchments in North America

February 3 - Stephen Kaczmarek, Western Michigan University
Poking Holes: A Critical Reappraisal of the Microbial Dolomitization Model

February 10 - Sierra Petersen, University of Michigan
Climate in the Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway: A Hot and Salty Journey from the Cenomanian to Maastrichtian

February 17 - Gloria I. López, Sociedad Colombiana de Geologia
Luminescence, More than a Dating Method: Examples of Its Application as a Sedimentological Proxy

February 24 - Luke McGuire, University of Arizona
Wildfire Impacts on Flash Flood and Debris-Flow Hazards

March 3 - Elvira Mulyukova, Northwestern University
Microphysics Of Creep: The Role of Crystalline Defects in Earth’s Unique Tectonic Regime

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