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Earth and Planetary Sciences Spring 2015 Seminars

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


Thursday, January 29:
"The Lu-Hf Isotope Record of Craton Stabilization"

Thursday, February 5 - @ 2:00 PM
SASKIA VAN MANEN, Environment, Earth and Ecosystems, The Open University
"Participation to empower disaster risk management: a case study from Turrialba volcano, Costa Rica"

Thursday, February 26 @ 1:30 PM
"Fine-grained rims in unequilibrated ordinary chondrites: records of accretion and heating during the chondrule-forming epoch"

Thursday, March 5:
KAREN HANGHØJ, The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
 "Important and Critical Minerals –Geology and Exploration in Greenland"

*Thursday, March 12 @ 11:30 AM - Research Scientist search presentation
PAUL BARTHOLOMEW, University of New Haven
 "Raman for the Geoscience Masses"

Thursday, March 12
WILLIAM HERBST, Wesleyan University
"Chondrules, V582 Mon (KH 15D) and the Formation of Terrestrial Planets"

Thursday, March 19:  Lunar & Planetary Science Conference - No Seminar

Monday, April 6 - 11:00 AM - RGGS Lecture Hall
JOCELYN SESSA, AMNH - merged with AMNH Comparative Biology Seminar Series
"Catastrophe and climate: controls on Cretaceous through Neogene marine mollusk biodiversity"

*Thursday, April 9 - 1:30 PM Research Scientist search presentation
ADRIAN FIEGE, University of Michigan
"From the magma chamber to the surface: Behavior of Volatiles and Metals during Magma-Mixing and Decompression-Induced Degassing"

*Wednesday, April 22 - 1:30 PM Research Scientist search presentation
J. BRIAN BALTA, University of Pittsburgh
"Measuring micron-sized minerals and magmas: mars, meteorites, and more"

Thursday, April 23:
YAKOV WEISS, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory/Columbia University
"Diamond-forming fluids and metasomatism of the continental lithosphere"

Thursday, April 30:
"From a Wet Moon to the Stability of First Solids in the Solar System: Experimental Investigations into Planetary Volatiles"

Thursday, May 7:
STEVEN JARET, Stony Brook University
"The products of impact craters: a microscopic view"

Thursday, May 14 - RGGS Lecture Hall
ANDREW KNOLL, Harvard University
"The Early Evolution of Eukaryotes"

Thursday, May 21:
ROBERTO COMPAGNONI, University of Turin, Italy
"The Alpine whiteschists: the case of the UHP pyrope-coesite rock from the Dora-Maira massif, Western Italian Alps"

Thursday, May 28:
“Boron Isotopes in Antigorite from the Guatemala Suture Zone Serpentinite Mélanges, Guatemala: Origin of the Serpentinite"

Thursday, June 18
JANI RADEBAUGH, Brigham Young  University
"The Surface of Saturn's Moon Titan from the Cassini Mission"

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

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