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Earth and Planetary Sciences Spring 2019 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 10, 2019 - 3 p.m.
Barbara Ratschbacher, California Institute of Technology, Research Scientist search presentation
"Amphibole chemistry as a tool to understand the oxidation state of arc magmas"

*Monday, January 14, 2019 - 10:15 a.m.
Jack Hietpas, The Pennsylvania State University, Research Scientist search presentation
"Provenance assessment using single accessory mineral geochemical and isotopic signatures"

*January 17, 2019
Xiaofei Pu, University of Michigan, Research Scientist search presentation
"New Temperature Constraints on Hydrous Arc Basalts: Calibrations and Applications"

*February 5, 2019
CĂ©line Martin, University North Carolina, Charlotte, Research Scientist search presentation
"The fate of subduction zones: insights from new in-situ methods "

February 7, 2019
Nicole Lunning, Rutgers University
"From Crusts to Cores: Investigating Asteroids Using Meteorites and Experiments"

February 21, 2019
Frances Rivera Hernandez, Dartmouth College and Stony Brook University
"From Grains to Landscapes: Reconstructing Martian Environments at Multiple Scales"

February 28, 2019
Francis Nimmo, University of California, Santa Cruz
"Geophysics of Pluto"

March 7, 2019
Jenny Middleton, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory/Columbia University
"Glacially-driven changes in submarine hydrothermal activity"

March 28, 2019
Juliana Troch, ETH Zurich / Brown University
"The dark side of zircon: Tracing the magmatic-hydrothermal transition in the subvolcanic Yellowstone magma reservoir"

April 11, 2019
Elisabeth Sikes, Rutgers University
"Southern Ocean insights on how the ocean exhales: carbon sequestration and release since the last glacial maximum"

April 18, 2019
Jesse Reimink, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution for Science
"Growth of continental crust on the early Earth"

April 25, 2019
Bill Bottke, Southwest Research Institute
"Exploring the Echos of Giant Planet Migration -- Lost Neptunes and Early Bombardment"

May 2, 2019
Michael Williams, University of Massachusetts
"The Rise and Fall of Mountains:  Dating Tectonic Processes with Monazite Geochronology"

May 9, 2019
Hilairy Hartnett, Arizona State University
"Habitability from hotsprings to exoplanets: A geochemical perspective on an ecology problem"

May 16, 2019
Gordon Moore, University of California, Davis
"Quantifying the behavior of H2O in Igneous Systems"

*Monday, June 10, 2019 - 12:30 p.m.
Andrew M. Davis, University of Chicago
"Iron-60 in the early Solar System: fossil, fuel, or fizzle?"

*Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Claudio Scarpati, University of Napoli Federico II
"Pompeii: the fateful day"

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 Steven Jaret (x5314) or Nanette Nicholson (x5390) for entry. Visitors who wish to attend the seminar are invited to contact Steven 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 is 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