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Monday, September 27
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
The Diluvian Glacial Controversy at the Origin of Climate Dynamics and Geodynamics
  • Paul F Hoffman, professor of geology, emeritus, Harvard University,
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Thursday, September 30
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Cap Carbonates: Tales from the Last Snowball Earth and Its Termination
  • Paul F. Hoffman, professor of geology, emeritus, Harvard University,
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Monday, October 4
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Geoengineering, Ocean Acidification, and the Energy-carbon-climate problem: Applying Geophysical Models to Address Policy-relevant Questions
  • Ken Caldeira, senior scientist, department of global ecology, Carnegie Institution of Washington,
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8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Beckman Auditorium
Many Suns, Many Worlds: The Galactic Quest for Exoplanets
  • Eric Ford, professor of astronomy, University of Florida,
  • Jason Wright, assistant professor of astronomy, Pennsylvania State University,
  • Natalie Batalha, associate professor of physics and astronomy, San Jose State University,
  • Mark Swain, research scientist, NASA and JPL,
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Wednesday, October 6
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Rainfall Patterns and Catchment Response during Extreme Flash Flood Events over the Dry Climate Regions of the Southeastern Mediterranean
  • Efrat Morin, senior lecturer in geography, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
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Thursday, October 7
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Power Laws in Biology: A Tool for the Earth Sciences
  • Chris Kempes, graduate student, Deptartment of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, MIT,
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Monday, October 11
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
The Super-rotation of the Earth's Inner Core: A Geodynamic Perspective
  • Mathieu Dumberry, assistant professor of physics, University of Alberta, Edmonton,
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Wednesday, October 13
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
From Genes to Biogeochemical Cycles: A Marine Sulfur Cycle Case Study
  • Naomi Marcil Levine, postdoctoral fellow organismic and evolutionary biology, Harvard University,
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Thursday, October 14
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Theoretical Basis for Invigoration of Deep Convective Clouds Due to Increased Aerosol Concentrations; Investigating dissolved iron and particle interactions in seawater with laboratory experiments
  • Zach Lebo, graduate student in environmental science and engineering, Caltech,
  • Anna Beck, graduate student in environmental science and engineering, Caltech,
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Monday, October 18
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Earthquakes and Water (And Why an Earthquake Did Not Cause the LUSI Mud Volcano in Indonesia to Erupt)
  • Michael Manga, professor of Earth and planetary science, UC Berkeley,
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Wednesday, October 20
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
The Role of the Deep Ocean in Setting the Last Glacial Maximum Climate
  • Jess Adkins, professor of geochemistry and global environmental science, Caltech,
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Thursday, October 21
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Insecticide Resistance in Bed Bugs
  • Morgan Raven, graduate student in environmental science and engineering, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Sediment Yield and Spatial Characteristics of Active Earthflows, Eel River, California
  • Ben Mackey, postdoctoral scholar in geology and planetary sciences, Caltech,
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Monday, October 25
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
In Situ Mineral Carbonation in Peridotite for CO2 Capture and Storage
  • Peter B. Kelemen, professor of geochemistry, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University,
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Wednesday, October 27
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Gases and Their Masses: Using Dissolved O2 Isotopes and O2/Ar Ratios to Qualify the Pacific Ocean Biological Carbon Pump
  • Laurie Juranek, research scientist, Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (UW) and Pacific Marine Environmental Labo, University of Washington and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminsitration,
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8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Beckman Auditorium
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Thursday, October 28
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Evaluation of the Importance of In-could SOA Formation
  • Xuan Zhang, graduate student in environmental science and engineering, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Storm Dominated Carbonates and Sea-water Sabkhas, Unconventional Modern Analogs from Oman
  • Peter Homewood, Totale,
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Monday, November 1
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
The Global Nitrogen Cycle: Where Is the Missing N?
  • William Schlesinger, president, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies,
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Wednesday, November 3
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Reaching the Wind and Invading New Territories: The Strategies of Stationary and Symbiotic Organisms
  • Anne Pringle, associate professor of organismic and evolutionary biology, Harvard University,
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Thursday, November 4
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Topic to be announced.
  • Anne Laraia, graduate student in environmental science and engineering, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
A Journey across the Periodic Table in Search of Understanding Rates of Earth Surface Processes
  • Joshua West, professor of Earth sciences, USC,
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Monday, November 8
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
The Lunar Magma Ocean: Reconciling the Solidification Process with Lunar Petrology and Geochronology
  • Lindy Elkins-Tanton, assistant professor of geology, MIT,
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Wednesday, November 10
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Changing Nutrient Biogeochemistry in a Warmer, More Acidic Future Ocean
  • David Hutchins, professor of marine environment biology, USC,
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Thursday, November 11
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
The Sustainability of Worldwide Population Growth
  • Ramla Gabriel, graduate student in environmental science and engineering, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Ecological and Evolutionary Insights from the Study of Fossil Plants
  • Jon Wilson, O.K. Earl Postdoctoral Scholar in Geology, Caltech,
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Monday, November 15
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Overpressure, Slope Failure, Fluid Venting, and Drilling along Deepwater Continental Margins
  • Peter Flemings, professor and research scientist, The University of Texas institute for Geophysics,
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Wednesday, November 17
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Ecoclimate Teleconnections: Remote Effects of the Interactions between Ecosystems and Climate
  • Abigail Swann, postdoctoral fellow in sustainability science, Harvard University,
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8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Beckman Auditorium
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Thursday, November 18
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Generational Changes in Environmental Consciousness and Attitudes
  • Wilton Mui, graduate student in environmental science and engineering, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Early Precambrian Whiffs of Oxygen as Metasomatic Artifacts
  • Tim Raub, postdoctoral scholar in geological and planetary sciences, Caltech,
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Monday, November 22
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Life between the Snowballs
  • Tanja Bosak, assistant professor of geobiology, MIT,
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Wednesday, December 1
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Mutualistic Interactions between Free-living Marine Phytoplankton and Heterotrophic Bacteria
  • Erik Zinser, assistant professor of microbiology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville,
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8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Beckman Auditorium
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Thursday, December 2
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Characteristics of Urban Nonpoin Source Pollution: A Case Study in Korea
  • Kangwoo Cho, graduate student, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Towards Understanding the Biological Function of Hopanoids
  • David Doughty, postdoctoral scholar in biology, Caltech,
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Thursday, December 9
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
  • Julia Slingo, chief scientist, Met Office (the United Kingdom's National Weather Service) ,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Morphodynamics of Supraglacial Streams
  • Leif Karlstrom, graduate student in Earth and planetary science, UC Berkeley,
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