Earth and Planetary Sciences

Spring 2023 Seminar Series

Wednesdays at 12 noon or as otherwise noted.    


January 13 – Esteban Gazel, Cornell University, New Fluid Inclusions Frontiers for Volcanic Eruptions

January 25 – Peter Kelemen, LDEO Columbia University, Carbon Mineralization for CO2 Removal from Air and Permanent Solid Storage

February 1 – James Dottin, Carnegie Institution for Science, Isotopic Constraints on the Lunar Sulfur Cycle

February 15 Steven Jaret, Kingsborough Community College, CUNY, Minerals Under Extreme Conditions

March 14 – Yvonne Sawall, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, Coral Thermal Tolerance and Thermal Stress Mitigation

March 15 – Damian Grundle, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, Nitrous Oxide Cycling in the Ocean: It’s No Laughing (Gas) Matter

March 22 –  Chloe Bonamici, University of Wisconsin–Madison, High-Temperature Water-Rock Interactions in Metamorphic Core Complexes

March 29 –  Niels de Winter, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Sclerochronogy: Reading Mollusk Shell Archives of Short-Term Climate Change

April 5 Sidney Hemmings, LDEO Columbia University, Probing Antarctica’s Glacial History with Marine Sediments

April 10 – Alberto Vitaleb, Università di Bologna, Extreme Energy from the Deepest Roots of Serpentinization at Convergent Margins

April 19 –  Marc-Antoine Longpré, Queens College, CUNY, Linking Melt Composition to Monitoring Data at Cumbre Vieja Volcano

May 3 – Andrew Cross, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Phase Transformations as a Source of Transient Weakening in Earth’s Crust and Mantle

May 10 – Sherilyn Williams-Stroud, Illinois State Geological Survey, The Illinois Basin – Decatur Project: Characterization, Monitoring, and Machine Teaching

May 17* -  Gabriela Farfan, Smithsonian Institute of Natural History, A Mineral Perspective on How Biominerals Record Their Environments

*this week's seminar is at 2 p.m.


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.