Earth and Planetary Sciences Spring 2017 Seminars

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

      Support for the Visiting Scholars Program is provided by Peter C. Hein and Anne Farley

January 12:
KIMBERLY MYERS, Texas A&M University
"Biogeochemical arsenic, iron, and sulfur cycles in Archean environments: what can the distant past teach us about the present?"

January 19:
"Insights into mid-ocean ridge processes: Plagioclase-dunites from the Krivaja peridotite massif in the Dinarides"

January 26 - 1 PM:
CAREY LISSE, Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University
"The New Horizons Flyby of Pluto"

February 2:
MICHAEL ACKERSON, Carnegie Institution for Science
"Low-temperature crystallization of granites: case study from the Tuolumne Intrusive Suite"

February 16:
"Temperature, time and titanium - a cautionary tale from magmatic quartz"

February 23:
MEGAN NEWCOMBE, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory/Columbia University
"What drives lunar fire fountain eruptions? Insights from water solubility and diffusion experiments"

*Wednesday, March 15 - 12:30 PM
MOHAMED RAMY EL MAARRY, University of Bern
"Rosetta mission to comet 67P: A two-years-voyage with a geological wonderworld"

March 30:
NICHOLAS TOSCA, University of Oxford
"Experimental insight into the origins of Precambrian banded iron formation"

April 6:
CONEL ALEXANDER, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution for Science
"Interstellar inheritance: The extent of reprocessing of molecular cloud material in the early solar nebula"

*Monday, April 10 - 11 AM:
         *Note: This RGGS/Paleo/EPS Seminar will be held in the RGGS Lecture Hall on the 5th floor
MARC LAFLAMME, University of Toronto Mississauga
"The First Mass Extinction of Complex Life"

June 1:
LEONID V. DANYUSHEVSKY, University of Tasmania
"Geological applications for Time-Of-Flight detectors in Laser-ablation-ICPMS"


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 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 Adrian Fiege (x5380) or Nanette Nicholson (x5390) for entry. Visitors who wish to attend the seminar are invited to contact Adrian 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