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Monday, October 1
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Mantle seismic structure beneath EarthScope's USArray, new insights into multi-scale convection and the origin of the Yellowstone hotspot
  • Brandon Schmandt, Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech,
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Tuesday, October 2
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Geology of the Earthquake Source: Insights from exhumed heterogeneous fault zones on the spectrum of active fault slip styles
  • Ake Fagereng, University of Cape Town, South Africa,
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Thursday, October 4
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Erosion in the Himalaya
  • Bernard Hallet, University of Washington,
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Friday, October 5
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 256 (Benioff Room)
Heterogeneities in geology, fluid pressure, and fault slip style along subduction thrust interfaces
  • Ake Fagereng, University of Cape Town, South Africa,
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Monday, October 8
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Can we see earthquakes before they happen?
  • Brendan Meade, Associate Professor , Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences , Harvard University,
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Tuesday, October 9
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Hot on the Trail of Warm Planets Orbiting Cool M Dwarfs
  • John Johnson, Astronomy Department, Caltech,
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Wednesday, October 10
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
The Neogene Zagros Foreland Basin
  • Mortaza Pirouz, University of Geneve, Switzerland,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Microscale X-ray Imaging Applications of Synchrotron Radiation: Peering into the Earth with X-ray Vision
  • Samuel Webb, Scientist, Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, Stanford University,
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Thursday, October 11
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Birds of Another Color: Using Accelerators to Look at Fossil Pigmentation
  • Samuel Webb, Stanford Synchotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL),
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Friday, October 12
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 256 (Benioff Room)
The Clark County Parcel Map and Effects on Earthquake Ground Motions in Las Vegas Valley
  • John Louie, University of Nevada, Reno,
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Monday, October 15
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Magmatic volatile reservoirs on the Moon as inferred from apatite
  • Francis McCubbin, Senior Research Scientist 3, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences , University of New Mexico,
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Tuesday, October 16
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Neogene Mountain Building in the European Alps
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Wednesday, October 17
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
The plumbing of ice sheets
  • Ian Hewitt, Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Applied Mathematics, University of British Columbia,
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Thursday, October 18
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
A comparison of benthic and pelagic ecology during the Early Triassic recover from the end-Permian mass extinction
  • Carlie Pietsch, USC,
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Friday, October 19
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 256 (Benioff Room)
Draining the Oceans: New Marine Gravity and Bathymetry from Cryosat, Envisat, and Jason-1 Altimetry
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Monday, October 22
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Methodology for reconstructing wind direction, wind speed and duration of wind events from aeolian dune deposits
  • Gary Kocurek, Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin,
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Tuesday, October 23
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Exploring Interstellar Chemical Inventories Using cm-Wave Observations at the Green Bank Telescope (Brett McGuire), The Available Potential Energy of World Ocean (Zhan su)
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  • Brett McGuire, Graduate Student, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Caltech,
  • Zhan Su, Graduate Student, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech,
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Wednesday, October 24
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
North African dust emissions over the last 20,000 years: Estimating the abruptness, magnitude and climate impacts of past changes
  • David McGee, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
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8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Beckman Auditorium
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Thursday, October 25
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Megafloods in the English Channel: the birth of island Britain
  • Sanjeev Gupta, Professor, Department of Earth Science & Engineering, Imperial College London,
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Monday, October 29
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Radon and the tracing of geological fluids
  • Frederic Perrier, Professor, University of Paris Diderot, IPGP,
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Tuesday, October 30
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Titan's Upper Atmosphere: Observations by Cassini UVIS (Joshua Kammer); Aerosols in the Atmosphere of Venus (Peter Gao)
  • Joshua Kammer, Graduate Student, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech,
  • Peter Gao, Graduate Student, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech,
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4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
  • Jordi Puig-Suari, Professor , Professor of PolySat & CubeSat Programs, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo,
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Wednesday, October 31
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Terrestrial Ecosystem Science at JPL: Global Carbon, Water, and Nutrients Cycling Impacts To and From Climate
  • Joshua Fisher, Scientist, Water & Carbon Cycles Group, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL),
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Thursday, November 1
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Molecular clocks and the Cambrian-Explosion: What have we learned?
  • Bruce Runnegar, Professor, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, UCLA,
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Monday, November 5
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Planets of 1-4 Earth-Radii: Masses, Radii, and Densities
  • Geoff Marcy, Professor of Astronomy, University of California, Berkeley,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Spitzer Surveys of Super-Earth Transits and Sub-Saturn to Super-Jupiter Secondary Eclipses (Josh Kammer); Warm Inner Disks in the Infrared: Synthetically Removing Atmospheric Absorption for Greater Sensitivity (Masha Kleshcheva)
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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
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Tuesday, November 6
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Direct Detection of Exoplanets With High-Resolution Near-IR Spectroscopy (Alex Lockwood); Mapping Volatiles in Protoplanetary Disk (Ke Zhang)
  • Alexandra Lockwood, Graduate Student, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech,
  • Ke Zhang, Graduate Student, Astronomy Department, Caltech,
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Wednesday, November 7
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Photochemical signatures in rocks
  • James Lyons, Associate Researcher, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles,
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Thursday, November 8
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
  • Alexis Pasulka, Ph.D. Student, Scripps Institution of Oceanography,
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Friday, November 9
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 256 (Benioff Room)
TBA
  • Kate Scharer, USGS,
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Monday, November 12
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Formation and Evolution of Early Planetary Crusts: Magma Ocean Constraints
  • Carle Pieters, Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Brown University,
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Tuesday, November 13
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
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  • Maria Kleshcheva, Graduate Student, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech,
  • Miki Nakajima, Graduate Student, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech,
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Wednesday, November 14
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
South Mudd 365
The Origin of Orbital Obliquity and Near-Resonances in Hot Exoplanetary Systems
  • Konstantin Batygin, Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Theory and Computation, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Climate battles between hemispheres during and since the ice age: Palaeoclimate insights from the record of Earth's mountain glaciers and drylands
  • Aaron Putnam, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Department of Geochemistry, Columbia University,
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Thursday, November 15
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
South Mudd 365
Dynamics of Earth's Hadley circulation
  • Xavier Levine, Graduate Student, Environmental Science and Engineering, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
  • Sean Long, Research Assistant Professor, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, University of Nevada, Reno,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
The surprising effects of Ferric iron on MgSiO3 perovskite in earth's lower mantle
  • Daniel Hummer, Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, UCLA,
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Friday, November 16
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 256 (Benioff Room)
TBA
  • Heidi Houston, University of Washington,
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Monday, November 19
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Ice cores, trapped atmosphere, and climate change
  • Jeffrey P. Severinghaus, Professor of Geosciences, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego,
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Tuesday, November 20
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Characterization of Exoplanet Atmospheres from Their Spectra: Trends in Chemistry (Michael Line); A search for main-belt comets in the Palomar Transient Factory survey (Adam Waszczak)
  • Adam Waszczak, Graduate Student, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech,
  • Michael Line, Graduate Student, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech,
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Tuesday, November 27
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Triggered convection, gravity waves, and the MJO: Towards a 3D Model (Da Yang); Meandering and the landscape record of river vertical incision (Ajay Limaye)
  • Ajay Limaye, Graduate Student, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech,
  • Da Yang, Graduate Student, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech,
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Wednesday, November 28
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Iron driven anaerobic methane oxidation in lake sediments
  • Orit Sivan, Visiting Associate in Geobiology, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech,
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8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Beckman Auditorium
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Thursday, November 29
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
  • John Grotzinger, Fletcher Jones Professor of Geology, Geological & Planetary Sciences, Caltech,
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Wednesday, December 5
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Beckman Auditorium
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