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Earth and Planetary Sciences Fall 2015 Seminars

Thursdays at 1:15 p.m.  EPS Conference Room (unless otherwise noted)


*Friday, September 11 - 12:45 PM
MEHMET YESILTAS, Stony Brook University
"Synchrotron-based infrared microspectroscopy of meteorites"

*September 17 - **12:15 PM:
ALICIA CRUZ-URIBE, University of Maine
"Arc magma genesis from melting of mélange diapirs"
September 24:
October 1:
CATHLEEN DOHERTY, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory/Columbia University
"Geochemical Evolution of the Lithospheric Mantle in the West Antarctic Rift System"
October 8:  No seminar

October 15:
ELISE RUMPF, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory/Columbia University
"Thicknesses of lunar lava flows: Comparison of layered mare units with terrestrial analogs"
October 22:
NILS BIGGE, Bochum Universiteit – Kade Fellow
"Symplectites in eclogites: P, T, X conditions of formation"
October 29:
GSA Presentations
November 5: GSA meeting in Baltimore – NO SEMINAR
November 12:
KENNET FLORES, Brooklyn College
"The formation of Middle America and the Pacific basin - Evidence from the HP-LT record"
November 19:
HEATHER WATSON, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
"Core formation in planetesimals: Results from x-ray microtomography and electrical conductivity experiments"
November 26: Thanksgiving Day - NO SEMINAR
December 3:
December 10:
December 17: AGU Fall Meeting - NO SEMINAR


Spring 2016 Seminars

January 21:
FRANK HAWTHORNE, University of Manitoba
March 10:
PIERRE LANARI, Bern University

When: The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the American Museum of Natural History holds seminars on most Thursdays during the academic year. Please refer to the current schedule for more details.

Where: Seminars are held in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences conference room.

Directions: The department is located on the fourth floor close to the Information Desk in the Wallach Orientation Center on the south or 77th Street side of the building. The entrance to the department is to the right of the movie screen. A phone at the door can be used to contact Céline Martin (x5365) or Nanette Nicholson (x5390) for entry. Visitors who wish to attend the seminar are invited to contact Céline or Nanette in advance for more detailed directions, or to arrange for someone to meet you at one of the museum entrances.

Mailing list: Information about upcoming seminars are sent via e-mail a few days before the scheduled date. If you would like to be on the mailing list to receive information about our seminars, please send an e-mail to

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
Phone: 212-769-5100

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