Earth and Planetary Sciences

Spring 2024 Seminar Series

Wednesdays at 11 a.m. (EST)


March 20 –  Juan Carlos de Obeso, University of Utah (MSA distinguished lecture), Sparkling Water and Peridotite: Serpentinization and Carbonation in the Mantle Wedge     

April 3 –  Benjamin J. Andrews, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Why Are Obsidians Crystal-Free?

April 17  –  Liam S. Morrissey, Memorial University, Atomistic Approaches to Better Understand the Surface-Exosphere Connection on the Moon and Mercury   

April 24 Celine Martin, American Museum of Natural History, Fluid Paths in Subduction Zones: Insights from Boron Isotopes in Serpentinites

May 1 –  Leanne Melbourne, American Museum of Natural History, To Break or Not to Break: Engineering Approaches to Coastal Ecosystems

May 8 –  Cin-Ty Lee, Rice University, From Mantle to Crust and the Making of Magmatic Ore Deposits

May 15  – Federico Caro, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Earth Sciences in an Art Museum: How Scientific Research Helps Understanding and Preserving Works of Art


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

Where: On site and virtual

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 [email protected].


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