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Monday, March 28
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Himalayan Orogenesis and Its Impact on the Carbon Cycle
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Tuesday, March 29
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Topic to be announced.
  • Paul Hayne, postdoctoral scholar in geology and planetary sciences, Caltech,
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Thursday, March 31
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
New Tools for Understanding Mitigating Rock Falls in Yosemite National Park
  • Greg Stock, geologist, National Parks Service, Yosemite,
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Monday, April 4
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Preliminary Results of March 2011 Japan Earthquake Sequence
  • Miaki Ishii, associate professor of Earth and planetary sciences, Harvard University,
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Tuesday, April 5
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
"Clumped Isotope" Thermometry of ALH 84001 Carbonates: Constraints on Formation Processes and the Early Martian Near-Surface
  • Itay Halevy, Texaco Postdoctoral Scholar in Geochemistry, Caltech,
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Wednesday, April 6
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Paleoseismology of Blind Thrust Faults, with Examples Earthquake-by-earthquake Fold Growth from the Los Angeles Region
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Thursday, April 7
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
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Monday, April 11
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Pyroclastic Flow Dynamics: Insights from Laboratory Experiments
  • Benjamin Andrews, National Science Foundation Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley,
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Tuesday, April 12
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Topic to be announced.
  • Burkhard Militzer, assistant professor of astronomy and of Earth and planetary sciences, UC Berkeley,
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Wednesday, April 13
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Scientific Lessons from the Deepwater Horizon
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8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Beckman Auditorium
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Thursday, April 14
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Helium Thermochronometry Reveals Headward Propagation of Erosion in an Alpine Landscape
  • David Shuster, associate adjunct professor, Berkeley Geochronology Center, UC Berkeley,
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Monday, April 18
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Epeirogenic Transients Related to Mantle Lithosphere Removal in the Southern Sierra Nevada Region
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Tuesday, April 19
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Topic to be announced.
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Wednesday, April 20
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Recent Developments in Real-World Tropical Cyclogenesis
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Thursday, April 21
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Experimental Study of Bedrock Incision Processes by Both Suspended Load and Bedload Abrasions, and Modifications of the Saltation-Abrasion Model
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Monday, April 25
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
The Tropical Nature of Titan's Climate and Storms
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Tuesday, April 26
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
New Views of Lunar Surface Thermophysics and Composition from the LRO Diviner Experiment
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Wednesday, April 27
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Dissolved Oxygen in the Ocean: Why Is It Changing and What Can It Tell Us about Biological Productivity
  • Rachel Stanley, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution,
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8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Beckman Auditorium
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Thursday, April 28
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
The Past and Future of the Linde-Robinson Coelostat
  • Michael Hoffmann, James Irvine Professor of Environmental Science, Caltech,
  • Paul Wennberg, R. Stanton Avery Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Environmental Science and Engineering, Caltech,
  • Tapio Schneider, Frank J. Gilloon Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
An Aeolian Signature of the Marinoan Glaciation
  • Ryan Ewing, postdoctoral scholar in geological and planetary sciences, Caltech,
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Monday, May 2
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
The Past (and Future?) of Earth's Carbon Cycle: the Role of Weathering and Erosion
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Tuesday, May 3
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Topic to be announced.
  • Andrea Isella, senior postdoctoral scholar in astronomy, Caltech,
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Wednesday, May 4
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
The Role of Stationary Rossby Waves in Shaping Storm Track Dynamics
  • Yohai Kaspi, postdoctoral scholar in environmental science and engineering, Caltech,
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Thursday, May 5
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
  • Tapio Schneider, Frank J. Gilloon Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Melt Generation in Lithologically Heterogeneous Mantle Sources: Theory, Models and Applications to the North Atlantic Large Igneous Province
  • Eric Brown, graduate student, UC Davis,
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Monday, May 9
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Observations and Models for Ecological Forecasting: The Role of NEON
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Tuesday, May 10
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Topic to be announced.
  • Shane Byrne, assistant professor, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona,
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Wednesday, May 11
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Cenozoic Seawater Chemistry and Climate—Insights from Magnesium Isotopes
  • John Higgins, researcher in geosciences, Princeton University,
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Thursday, May 12
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Can Nuclear Power Be As Safe As Milk?
  • Nahtan Dalleska, lecturer in chemistry, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Volatiles in Arc Volcanoes: Understanding Volatile Loss from Melt Inclusions
  • Marion Le Voyer, postdoctoral scholar in geological and planetary sciences, Caltech,
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Monday, May 16
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Some Windows into the Complexity of Earthquake Dynamics: Slow and Fast Rupture Patterns
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Wednesday, May 18
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Mechanisms of Long-term Survival and Evolution in Bacteria
  • Steven Finkel, USC,
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Thursday, May 19
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
The Burden of Proof—Weighing the Costs of Cheap Energy
  • Aaron Wolf, graduate student in geology and planetary sciences, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
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Monday, May 23
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Climate Physics and Geoengineering Short Course
  • Alan Robock, Rutgers University,
  • Graham Feingold, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,
  • Mike MacCracken, Climate Institute,
  • Phil Rasch, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory,
  • Tom Painter, JPL,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
The Roles Trees Can Play in Ecological, Hydrological and Biogeochemical Processes
  • Todd Dawson, professor of environmental science, policy, and management, UC Berkeley,
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Tuesday, May 24
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Topic to be announced.
  • Lauren Wye, graduate student in electrical engineering, Stanford University,
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Wednesday, May 25
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Response of the Sea Ice Seasonal Cycle to Climate Change
  • Ian Eisenman, postdoctoral scholar in environmental science and engineering, Caltech,
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8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Beckman Auditorium
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Thursday, May 26
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Overview of the Factors Contributing to the Recent fFood-price Inflation
  • Xavier Levine, graduate student in environmental science and engineering, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
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  • Peter Barry, graduate student, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, UC San Diego,
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Tuesday, May 31
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Topic to be announced.
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Thursday, June 2
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
A Civic Science Approach to Climate Change in California
  • Gretchen Keppel-Aleks, graduate student in environmental science and engineering, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Exploring Spatial and Temporal Variability in Precambrian Ocean Chemistry
  • Christopher Reinhard, graduate student in Earth sciences, UC Riverside,
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Monday, June 6
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
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Tuesday, June 7
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Looking for Nuggets in Massive Data Streams
  • Ashish Mahabal, Caltech,
  • Badri Krishnan, Albert Einstein Institute,
  • Jeff Scargle, NASA Ames,
  • Pavlos Protopapas, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics,
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