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Monday, January 7
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
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Tuesday, January 8
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
"The Formation and Timing of Near-surface Na-carbonate Deposits on Ceres" & "The Chemistry of the Hunter Becomes the Hunted: Observational Constraints on Methanol Formation in Orion KL"
  • Nathan Stein, Graduate Student, Planetary Science, Caltech,
  • Olivia Wilkins, Graduate Student, Chemistry, Caltech,
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Thursday, January 10
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Complex life in the Boring Billion
  • Heda Agíc, UC Santa Barbara,
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Monday, January 14
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Everything about Neoproterozoic environmental change and animal evolution (except for oxygen)
  • Erik Sperling, Assistant Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Stanford University,
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Tuesday, January 15
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
"Europa's radiation environment and implications for the physical state and composition of its surface"
  • Tom Nordheim, Research Scientist, Planetary Chemistry and Astrobiology, JPL,
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Wednesday, January 16
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Temperature Variabilitiy in a Changing Climate: Non-Normality, Uncertainty, and Predictability
  • McKinnon Karen, UCLA,
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8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Beckman Auditorium
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Thursday, January 17
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Lithium isotopes: Controls on modern riverine and brachiopod compositions and insights into Cenozoic seawater composition
  • Kirstin Washington, University of Southern California,
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Tuesday, January 22
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
"Using Magnetic Topology to Probe the Sources of Mars' Nightside Ionosphere" & "Aggregate Hazes in Exoplanet Atmospheres"
  • Danica Adams, Graduate Student, Planetary Science, Caltech,
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Wednesday, January 23
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Chemistry on Ice: Shedding Light on Arctic Halogen Photochemistry
  • Kerri Pratt, University of Michigan,
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Thursday, January 24
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Reconstructing carbonate alteration histories and proxy fidelity in orogenic basins
  • Miquela Ingalls, Geological & Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology,
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Monday, January 28
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Deciphering the hidden worlds of marine microbes: Controls on phytoplankton biogeography
  • E. Virginia Armbrust, Director, Professor, School of Oceanography, University of Washington,
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Tuesday, January 29
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
The Sizes of Kuiper Belt Objects
  • Yanqin Wu, Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics, Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Toronto,
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Wednesday, January 30
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
The Wetland Methane Paradox: How Does O2 Enhance Methane Production?
  • Xinning Zhang, Princeton University,
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Thursday, January 31
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Nitrogen isotope evidence for expanded ocean suboxia in the early Cenozoic
  • Emma Kast, Department of Geosciences, Princeton University,
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Friday, February 1
11:40 am - 1:00 pm
South Mudd 256 (Benioff Room)
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Monday, February 4
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
The Cave that Knew your Future and where Heroin Lives: Tale of Two Isotopes
  • Ali Pourmand, Associate Professor, MGS Gradate Program Director, Department of Marine Geosciences, University of Miami,
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Tuesday, February 5
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Sounding Titan's seas
  • Marco Mastrogiuseppe, Postdoc, Planetary Science, Caltech,
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Wednesday, February 6
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Can Climate Models Correctly Simulate the Continuum of Temperature Variability?
  • Julien Emile-Geay, USC,
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Thursday, February 7
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Aeolian bedform preservation on Mars
  • Mackenzie Day, Assistant professor, UCLA,
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Monday, February 11
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Arc-continent collisions in the tropics set Earth’s climate state
  • Francis Macdonald, Professor, Department of Geology, University of California, Santa Barbara,
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Tuesday, February 12
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
VLBI Dynamical Analysis of L Dwarf Binary 2M J0746+2000
  • Qicheng Zhang, Graduate Student, Planetary Science, Caltech,
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Wednesday, February 13
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Plant Drought Tolerance: New Frontiers from Cells to Ecosystems
  • Lawren Sack, UCLA,
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8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Beckman Auditorium
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Thursday, February 14
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Leveraging Cretaceous Great Valley forearc deposits to target the Jurassic arc: an integrated detrital ZTE/field-based geochronologic investigation of the southern Sierra Nevada batholith
  • Diane Clemens-Knott, Professor Emeritus, California State University, Fullerton,
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Tuesday, February 19
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Using Site-Specific Carbon Isotope Ratios to Constrain the Formation Pathways of Alanine on Murchison Meteorite
  • Elle Chimiak, Graduate Student, Geochemistry, Caltech,
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Wednesday, February 20
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Moore B280
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
The Great Atmospheric Washing Machine: Concomitant Variability in High-latitude Aerosols, Water Isotopes and the Hydrologic Cycle
  • Brad Markel, Caltech,
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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
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Monday, February 25
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
What’s under the ice and why should we care? Results from a laboratory under a glacier
  • Miriam Jackson, Research Scientist, Norwegian Water Resources & Energy Directorate , Hydrology Department; Glacier, Snow and Ice Section,
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Tuesday, February 26
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Stable Isotopes as a Window into the Processes and History of Climate on Mars
  • Renyu Hu, Hubble Fellow, Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
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Wednesday, February 27
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Plant Stress, Atmospheric Aerosols, and Sesquiterpenes: A Story of Sesquiterpene Structural Diversity
  • Celia Faiola, UC Irvine,
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8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Beckman Auditorium
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Monday, March 4
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
”Ice sheets, climate, and sea level, in the past and into the future”
  • Nick Golledge, Associate Professor, Antarcitc Research Center, Victoria University of Wellington,
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Tuesday, March 5
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
TBD
  • Nancy Thomas, Graduate Student, Planetary Science, Caltech,
  • Dana Anderson, Graduate Student, Planetary Science, Caltech,
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Wednesday, March 6
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
TBD
  • Christiane Jablonowski, University of Michigan,
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Monday, March 11
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Title TBD
  • Haolan Tang, Assistant Project Scientist, Department of Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles,
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Wednesday, March 13
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
TBD
  • Student Presentations,
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Wednesday, March 20
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
No Seminar - Spring Break
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