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Monday, January 7
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
A geobiological perspective on commensal and parasitic anaerobic eukaryotes
  • Scott Dawson, Associate Professor , College of Biological Sciences, University of California, Davis,
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Tuesday, January 8
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Understanding the Formation and Composition of Planetary Atmospheric Hazes
  • Sarah M. Hörst, NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado,
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Wednesday, January 9
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Beckman Auditorium
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Thursday, January 10
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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8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Beckman Auditorium
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Friday, January 11
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 256 (Benioff Room)
TBA
  • Einat Lev, Columbia University,
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Monday, January 14
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
New views of the deep sea: surprises from genomes and insights for geochemistry
  • Gregory Dick, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology , University of Michigan,
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Tuesday, January 15
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Three 2012 Transits of Venus: From Earth, Jupiter, and Saturn (Jay Pasachoff); Atmospheric Characterization of Extrasolar Planets in the Era of Kepler (Jean-Michel Désert)
  • Jay Pasachoff, Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy, Astronomy , Williams College, Massachusetts,
  • Jean-Michel Désert, Sagan Fellow Astronomer, Planetary Science, Caltech,
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Wednesday, January 16
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Contrasting Biophysical Responses to Central and Eastern Pacific El Niño
  • Michelle Gierach, Scientist, Oceans and Ice Group and PO.DAAC, JPL,
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Thursday, January 17
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
  • Ryan McKeon, Postdoctoral Scholar, Divisino of Geological & Planetary Sciences, Caltech,
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Friday, January 18
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 256 (Benioff Room)
Wavespeed and Attenuation Structure of the European Upper Mantle Based on Adjoint Tomography
  • Hejun Zhu, Princeton,
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Wednesday, January 23
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
A Theory of the Meridional Overturning Circulation and Associated Stratification of the Ocean
  • Maxim Nikurashin, Physical Oceanographer, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
[Cancelled] Planetary-Scale Batteries: The Electrochemical Series at High Pressures and Temperatures
  • Abby Kavner, Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of California Los Angeles,
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Thursday, January 24
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
  • Sean Loyd, Agouron Institute Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, UCLA,
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Friday, January 25
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 256 (Benioff Room)
TBA
  • William Ellsworth, University of Washington,
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Monday, January 28
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Extraordinarily ancient landscapes in the Brazilian jungle: evidence from new techniques in geochronology and surface exposure dating
  • Kenneth A. Farley, W.M. Keck Foundation Professor of Geochemistry; Chair, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech,
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Tuesday, January 29
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
The Enceladus Plume as Seen by the Cassini Magnetometer and MHD Modeling
  • Yingdong Jia, Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California Los Angeles, Department of Earth and Space Sciences,
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Wednesday, January 30
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Deglacial CO2 release from the North Pacific constrained by boron isotopes, radiocarbon and earth system modeling
  • James Rae, Postdoctoral Scholar, Geochemistry, Caltech,
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8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Beckman Auditorium
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8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Beckman Auditorium
For Love or Money: Marriage and Economic Development in the Past
  • Tracy K. Dennison, Professor of Social Science History, Caltech,
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Thursday, January 31
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
  • Daniel Hummer, Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, UCLA,
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Friday, February 1
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 256 (Benioff Room)
Ground Motion Prediction using the Ambient Seismic Field
  • Marine Denolle, Stanford,
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Monday, February 4
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Studies of extinct Pu-244, I-129 and Cl-36 based on the analysis of xenon and argon isotopes
  • Grenville Turner, Professor of Isotope Geochemistry, School of Earth, Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences, University of Manchester,
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Tuesday, February 5
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Consequences of Electron Precipitation at Mercury: Exosphere Formation and X-ray Aurorae
  • David Schriver, Research Geophysicist, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics , University of California Los Angeles,
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Wednesday, February 6
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
CO2 Emissions in the Los Angeles Megacity as Observed in Pasadena
  • Sally Newman, Senior Research Scientist, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech,
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Thursday, February 7
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
The influence of large-magnitude earthquakes and fault zone damage on the spatial distribution of slow-moving landslides (Joel)
  • Claire Thomas & Joel Scheingross , Graduate Students, Division of Geological & Planetary Sciences, Caltech,
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Friday, February 8
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 256 (Benioff Room)
TBA
  • Andre Niemeijer, UTRECHT U,
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Monday, February 11
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
First direct measurements of heat and carbon transport across the Antarctic Circumpolar Current
  • Raffaele Ferrari, Breene M. Kerr Professor of Oceanography, Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
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Tuesday, February 12
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Impact Induced Decompression Melting of the Martian Mantle: The Formation of Widespread Infilled Craters and Inter-Crate Plains; Dark Spots on the Seasonal CO2 Ice Polar Caps on Mars, Clues to Better Understand the Seasonal Processes
  • Christopher Edwards, Postdoctoral Scholar, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech,
  • Cedric Pilorget, Postdoctoral Scholar, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech,
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Wednesday, February 13
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
The sensitivity of global tropical cyclone frequency to climate changes
  • Timothy Merlis, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Theoretical Science and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory , Princeton,
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8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Beckman Auditorium
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Thursday, February 14
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
  • Kathleen Grey, Geological Survey of Western Australia,
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Friday, February 15
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 256 (Benioff Room)
TBA
  • Paul Wessel, University of Hawaii,
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Tuesday, February 19
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
TBD
  • David Paige, Professor, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of California Los Angeles,
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Wednesday, February 20
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Regulation of the ocean's deep overturning circulation by Antarctic easterly winds
  • Andrew Stewart, Postdoctoral Researcher, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech,
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8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Beckman Auditorium
Exploring Mars, the Moon, Asteroids, and Comets with Rovers and Landers
  • Jim Bell, Arizona State University,
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8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Beckman Auditorium
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Thursday, February 21
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
  • Melissa Rice, Postdoctoral Scholar, Division of Geological & Planetary Sciences, Caltech,
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Tuesday, February 26
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Temperatures and Aerosol Opacities of the Mars Atmosphere at Aphelion: Validation and Inter-comparison of Limb-Sounding Data from MRO-MCS and MGS-TES
  • James Shirley, Research Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
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Wednesday, February 27
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Biologically Induced Snowball Initiation, and Snowball Ocean Dynamics
  • Eli Tziperman, Pamela and Vasco McCoy, Jr Professor of Oceanography and Applied Physics, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University,
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Thursday, February 28
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
  • Andy Ridgwell, Professor, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol,
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Friday, March 1
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 256 (Benioff Room)
TBA
  • Greg McLaskey, USGS,
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Monday, March 4
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Characterizing the Atmospheres of Low-Mass Low-Density Exoplanets
  • Jonathan J. Fortney, Associate Professor , Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz,
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Tuesday, March 5
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Extreme Comets in Unusual Places
  • Rachel Stevenson, NASA Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
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Wednesday, March 6
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Tropical compensation of hemispheric albedo asymmetries
  • Aiko Voigt, Postdoctoral scientist, The Atmosphere in the Earth System, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology,
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Thursday, March 7
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
  • Bodo Bookhagen, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, UCSB,
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Friday, March 8
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
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Monday, March 11
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
Tropical Convection, Waves, and Climate
  • Zhiming Kuang, Gordon McKay Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Science, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences , Harvard University ,
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Tuesday, March 12
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Evolution of Protoplanet Vesta: What have we learned from Dawn?
  • Carol Raymond, Dawn Deputy Principal Investigator, Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
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5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium
John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon
  • John Logsdon, Professor Emeritus , George Washington University,
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Wednesday, March 13
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
South Mudd 256 (Benioff Room)
TBA
  • Junle Jiang,
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
A stochastic parcel representation of cumulus convection
  • Zhiming Kuang, Gordon McKay Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Science , Earth and Planetary Sciences and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences , Harvard University,
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Thursday, March 14
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arms 151 (Buwalda Room)
The World According to GARP; Geophysics, Anisotropy and Realistic Physics
  • Don Anderson, Eleanor and John R. McMillan Professor of Geophysics, Emeritus, Division of Geological & Planetary Sciences, Caltech,
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Friday, March 15
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 256 (Benioff Room)
Beno Gutenberg's Low Velocity Zone Revisited; the roles of anisotropy, adiabaticity, anelasticity, anharmonicity, artefacts, advection, absolute wavespeeds, asthenosphere and ambient mantle
  • Don Anderson, Caltech,
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Monday, March 18
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
South Mudd 256 (Benioff Room)
Prototype Earthquake, Atmospheric and Structural Early Warning System Using Seismogeodesy
  • Yehuda Bock, UCSD,
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Tuesday, March 26
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Mudd 365
Solar System Science with NEOWISE
  • Amy Mainzer, WISE Deputy Project Scientist, Evolution of Galaxies, Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
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Wednesday, March 27
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
South Mudd 256 (Benioff Room)
Using GPS and Seismogeodetic Data for Earthquake Early Warning
  • Brendan Crowell, UCSD,
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