Earth and Planetary Sciences Spring 2016 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

February 18:
TIMOTHY GLOTCH, Stony Brook University
"Spectral, thermophysical, and geologic characterization of late stage halite-bearing evaporite deposits on Mars"

March 3:
DANIEL CZICZO, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Ice Nucleation : From the Earth to Mars and places in between”

March 10:
PIERRE LANARI, Bern University, Switzerland
"A geek’s approach to unravel the history of metamorphic rocks"

March 24: No seminar (Lunar and Planetary Science Conference)

March 31:
HARALD BEHRENS, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
"Hydrogen in feldspars: How trace elements can affect tectonics and mineral reaction in rocks"
April 7:
TAMARA CARLEY, Lafayette College
"The generation and evolution of silicic magma and juvenile crust: Insights from elemental, isotopic, and geochronological studies of Icelandic zircon"

April 14:
ANDREW DAVIS, University of Chicago
"Stardust in the Laboratory"

April 21:
ERIK HAURI, Carnegie Institution of Washington
"Water in the Moon’s Interior: Truth and Consequences"

April 28:
STEPHEN PARMAN, Brown University
"Making and Melting Mercury’s Mantle"

May 5:
EDWARD YOUNG, University of California, Los Angeles
"The origin of solar radionuclides: the case for an unexceptional origin for the solar system"

May 12:
ROBERT LINNEN, University of Western Ontario
"Syenite-hosted gold mineralization in the Abitibi Sub-Province of Ontario: Orogenic or Orthomagmatic?"

May 19:
THORSTEN KLEINE, Munster University, Germany
"Isotope anomalies, the origin of chondrules and a fundamental dichotomy of meteorites"

June 2:
"Compositional variability on magmatic quartz"

July 7 - *1:45 p.m.:
CHARLES MERGUERIAN, Duke Geological Laboratory, Hofstra University
"The geology of New York parks"

July 21:
MOHAMED ALI, Assiut University, Egypt
"Phanerozoic lithosphere-asthenosphere interaction in northeast Africa continent"

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 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