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Monday, April 1
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
A WISE search for large extraterrestrial civilizations: a complementary approach to traditional SETI
  • Jason T. Wright, Assistant Professor, Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Penn State University,
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Tuesday, April 2
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
  • Emilie Royer, Posdoctoral Scholar, Planetary Science Section, JPL,
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Wednesday, April 3
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Propagating vs. Non-propagating Madden-Julian Oscillation Events
  • Daehyun Kim, Assistant Research Professor , Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University,
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8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Beckman Auditorium
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Thursday, April 4
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
  • Kat Dawson, Postdoctoral Scholar, Division of Geological & Planetary Sciences, Caltech,
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Friday, April 5
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 256 (Benioff Room)
TBA
  • Francisco Ortega, Caltech,
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Monday, April 8
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
When the Monsoon rocks the Himalaya
  • Jean-Philippe Avouac, Earle C. Anthony Professor of Geology; Director, Tectonics Observatory, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech,
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Tuesday, April 9
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
TBD
  • Nathan Kaib, Postdoctoral fellow, Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics, Northwestern University,
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Wednesday, April 10
9:00 am - 10:00 am
South Mudd 365
Chemistry of Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation
  • Lindsay Yee, Graduate Student , Environmental Science and Engineering, Caltech,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Blooming of oceanic phytoplankton
  • Amala Mahadevan, Associate Scientist, Department of Physical Oceanography, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution,
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Friday, April 12
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 256 (Benioff Room)
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  • Danielle Sumy, USGS,
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Monday, April 15
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
The lunar core dynamo
  • Benjamin P. Weiss, Associate Professor of Planetary Sciences, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences , MIT,
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Tuesday, April 16
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Primary Accretion of Planetesimals
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Wednesday, April 17
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
South Mudd 256 (Benioff Room)
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  • Brent Minchew,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
How, why, and when is Pacific climate changing (and who cares)?
  • Amy Clement, Professor, Meteorology & Physical Oceanography, Rosensteil School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami,
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Monday, April 22
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Energetics and the origin of life
  • Nick Lane, Senior Lecturer, Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, University College London,
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Tuesday, April 23
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Far-ultraviolet Photometric Characteristics of the Icy Moons of Saturn
  • Emilie Royer, Postdoctoral fellow, Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
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Wednesday, April 24
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
South Mudd 256 (Benioff Room)
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  • Jeffrey Thompson,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
New Urban Water Infrastructure and the Water and Energy Nexus
  • Richard Luthy, Silas H. Palmer Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University,
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6:40 pm - 10:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
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8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Beckman Auditorium
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Friday, April 26
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 256 (Benioff Room)
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  • Bruce Banderdt, JPL,
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Monday, April 29
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
The role of ocean chemistry in regulating Earth surface oxygen levels
  • Matthew Hurtgen, Associate Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences , Northwestern Univeristy,
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Tuesday, April 30
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
TBD
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Wednesday, May 1
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
South Mudd 256 (Benioff Room)
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  • Sara Dougherty,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Regimes of aerosol-stratocumulus cloud-climate interaction
  • Chris Bretherton, Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and Applied Mathematics, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington,
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Thursday, May 2
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
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Friday, May 3
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 256 (Benioff Room)
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  • Eric Lindsey, UCSD,
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Monday, May 6
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Closure of the global overturning circulation through the Indian, Pacific, and Southern Oceans
  • Lynne D. Talley, Distinguished Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD,
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Tuesday, May 7
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Building a Stratigraphic Column on the Road to Yellowknife Bay, Mars Science Laboratory, Gale Crater, Mars (Katie Stack); Formation of Boxwork Structures on Mount Sharp, Gale Crater, Mars (Kirsten Siebach)
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Wednesday, May 8
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Surface ocean impacts on the chemistry of the tropical free troposphere
  • Rainer Volkamer, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Colorado at Boulder,
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Friday, May 10
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 256 (Benioff Room)
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  • Paul Lundgren, JPL,
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Monday, May 13
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
A Living, Breathing Ocean
  • William J. Jenkins, Senior Scientist, Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry, Director NOSAMS, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution,
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Tuesday, May 14
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Oceanography of Icy Worlds
  • Steve Vance, Postdoctoral Fellow, Planetary Chemistry and Astrobiology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
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Wednesday, May 15
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
The Global Warming Yardstick: What Warming Oceans and Rising Seas Tell Us about Anthropogenic Climate Change
  • Josh Willis, Project Scientist - Jason-3, Climate, Oceans and Solid Earth Sciences, Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
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Friday, May 17
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 256 (Benioff Room)
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  • Peter Shearer, UCSD,
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Monday, May 20
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Falling to Pieces: Fractures, Blockfalls and Avalanches at the North Pole of Mars
  • Shane Byrne, Assistant Professor, Department of Planetary Sciences, University of Arizona,
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Tuesday, May 21
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Puzzles in Giant Planet Formation
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Wednesday, May 22
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Turbulence, submesoscales, and phytoplankton blooms at ocean fronts
  • John R. Taylor, University Lecturer, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge,
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8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Beckman Auditorium
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Friday, May 24
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 256 (Benioff Room)
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  • Samer Naif, UCSD,
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Tuesday, May 28
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Extrasolar Cosmochemistry
  • Michael Jura, Professor and Vice Chair, Astronomy , Department of Physics and Astronomy , UCLA,
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Wednesday, May 29
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Title TBD
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Thursday, May 30
9:00 am - 10:00 am
South Mudd 254
Aerosol-Cloud-Precipitation Interactions in Marine Stratocumulus Clouds
  • Yi-Chun Chen, Graduate Student , Environmental Science and Engineering, Caltech,
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Friday, May 31
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 256 (Benioff Room)
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  • Chen Ji, UCSB,
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Tuesday, June 4
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Where Moons Form: Disks of Gas and Dust Orbiting Young Gas Giant Planets
  • Neal Turner, Staff Scientist , Space and Astrophysical Plasmas, Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
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Tuesday, June 11
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Pushing the Limits of Orbital Spectroscopy to Infer Surface Compositions at Mars
  • James Wray, Assistant Professor, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology ,
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Thursday, June 13
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
South Mudd 365
CATECHOL 2,3-DIOXYGENASE-ASSISTED CLEAVAGE OF AROMATICS BY “ANAEROBIC” TERMITE GUT SPIROCHETES AND GENOMIC EVIDENCE OF A COMPLETE META-PATHWAY
  • Kaitlyn Lucey, Graduate Student , Environmental Science and Engineering, Caltech,
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