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Monday, March 31
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Hydrodynamics and collective behavior of the tethered bacterium Thiovulum majus
  • Alexander Petroff, Raymond and Beverly Sackler Fellow, Center for Studies in Physics and Biology, Rockefeller University,
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Tuesday, April 1
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
  • Bjorn Benneke, Postdoctoral Scholar, Planetary Science, Caltech,
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Wednesday, April 2
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Beckman Auditorium
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Thursday, April 3
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
TBA
  • Ayah Lazar,
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Monday, April 7
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Revisiting the ocean’s conveyor belt: new observations, new ideas, lingering questions
  • M. Susan Lozier, Ronie-Richele Garcia-Johnson Professor of Ocean Sciences, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University,
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Tuesday, April 8
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Glimpsing the Compositions of Sub-Neptune-Size Exoplanets
  • Leslie Rogers, Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow, Caltech,
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8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Beckman Auditorium
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8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Beckman Auditorium
The Future of Human Spaceflight
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Wednesday, April 9
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
In situ constraints on reactive nitrogen cycling at atmospheric interfaces
  • Timothy Bertram, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UC San Diego,
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Thursday, April 10
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Tale of three Eocene rivers in Sonora, Mexico, with implications for Pacific-North American plate motion budget and early Tertiary orogenic gold
  • John Nourse,
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Monday, April 14
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Crystal records from the Deep: A unique archive of magmatic processes from source to surface
  • Philipp Ruprecht, Lamont Assistant Research Professor , Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Geochemistry, Columbia University/Earth Institute,
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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
The Past, Present and Future of Understanding Earthquakes Using Space Observations
  • Dr. Andrea Donnellan, Principal Research Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
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Tuesday, April 15
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
The Grand Tack: Jupiter's Migration to 1.5 AU, and How it Shaped the Inner Solar System
  • Kevin Walsh, Research Scientist, Dept. of Space Studies, Southwest Research Institute,
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Wednesday, April 16
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Is there a need for an ice-sheet—ocean observation system?
  • Knut Christianson, Postdoctoral Scientist, Department of Environmental Studies and Physics, St. Olaf College,
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Thursday, April 17
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
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Monday, April 21
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Synthesis of Organic Compounds in Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Environments
  • Jeffrey S. Seewald, Department Chair, Senior Scientist, Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry , Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution,
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Tuesday, April 22
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Investigations of Strange, Linear Features on Mars (AKA playing with dry ice blocks in the Utah desert)
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Wednesday, April 23
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
A metabolic tree of life: from geochemical roots to oceanic ecosystems
  • Rogier Braakman, Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
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Thursday, April 24
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Crustal thickening and the long term evolution of arc magmatic systems
  • Leif Karlstrom, Stanford University,
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Monday, April 28
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
The Origin of the Earth and Moon
  • Sarah T. Stewart, Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University,
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Tuesday, April 29
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
  • James Day, Assistant Professor, Geoscience research division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography,
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Wednesday, April 30
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Insight to the past and future of the El Nino-Southern Oscillation from Plio-Pleistocene nutrient dynamics
  • Patrick Rafter, Assistant Project Scientist, Department of Earth System Science, University of California, Irvine,
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Thursday, May 1
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
TBA
  • Isaac Larsen, Caltech,
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Monday, May 5
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
'Isotopes of Disease'
  • Francis Albarede, Professor of Geochemistry ENS Lyon, Department of Earth and Science, ENS Lyon - Université de Lyon 1 - CNRS,
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Tuesday, May 6
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
ot and Shiny: Atmospheric Characterization of the Hot Jupiter Exoplanet Kepler-13Ab
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Wednesday, May 7
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
The physiological consequences of altering stomatal developent in plants -- lessons from Arabidopsis
  • Graham Dow, NOAA Climate & Global Change Fellow, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University,
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8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Beckman Auditorium
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Thursday, May 8
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
TBA
  • Ray Ingersoll, UCLA,
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Monday, May 12
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Has global warming stopped? How, why now and for how long?
  • Ka-Kit Tung, Professor of Applied Mathematics, Adjunct Professor in Atmospheric Science, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Washington,
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Tuesday, May 13
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Seasonal Cycles in Terrestrial Planetary Climates
  • Jonathan Mitchell, Assistant Professor, Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences, UCLA,
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Wednesday, May 14
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
New perspectives on the ocean's role in transient climate change
  • Kyle Armour, James S. McDonnell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
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Thursday, May 15
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Initiation of subduction
  • Mike Gurnis, Director, Seimo Lab, Caltech,
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Monday, May 19
8:15 am - 12:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
Multi-Functional Energy Projecting Systems for Planetary Exploration
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Imaging an Active Volcano using Seismic Tomography and Coda Interferometry – Recent Results from Mount Erebus, Antarctica
  • Richard Aster, Professor and Department Head , Deapartment of Geosciences, Colorado State University,
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Tuesday, May 20
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Tracking Planet Footprints in Dusty Disks
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Wednesday, May 21
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Earth system response to massive carbon release: Atmospheric CO2, climate sensitivity, and ocean chemistry through time
  • Richard Zeebe, Professor of Oceanography, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, Department of Oceanography, University of Hawai'i at Manoa,
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Thursday, May 22
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
TBA
  • Victor Tsai, Caltech,
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Tuesday, May 27
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Meteorites found on Other Worlds as Planetary Research Tools with Special Applications for Martian Climate Studies
  • James Ashley, Postdoctoral Scholar, JPL,
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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
The Long Space Age: An Economic History of American Space Exploration
  • Alexander MacDonald, Executive Staff Specialist, Civil and Commercial Space Division, Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
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Wednesday, May 28
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Past and Future Hurricane Activity
  • Gabriel Vecchi, Head of Climate Variations and Predictability Group, Department of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,
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Thursday, May 29
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
TBA
  • Jonathan Perkins, UC Santa Cruz,
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Monday, June 2
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
South Mudd 365
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
In search of the nuts and bolts of the microbiome
  • Marc Strous, Professor CAIP Chair, Energy Bioengineering Group, University of Calgary,
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Tuesday, June 3
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
An Electrochemical Series for Planetary Interiors
  • Abby Kavner, Associate Professsor, Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences, UCLA,
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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
New Frontiers of Planetary Seismology
  • Philippe Lognonné, Professor, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris Université Paris Diderot-Sorbonne Paris Cité, France,
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Wednesday, June 4
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Reductive dechlorination and the chlorine cycle
  • Stephen Zinder, Visiting Associate, Department of Geobiology, Caltech,
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Thursday, June 5
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
Earth magnetic field: how high it can get? how fast it can change? how dipole it is? archaeomagnetic insights from Levantine biblical sites
  • Ron Shaar, Post Doc, Scripps Institute of Oceanography,
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Tuesday, June 10
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Exploration of Planetary Atmospheres from an Energy Perspective
  • Li Liming, Assistant Professor, Physics, University of Houston,
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