Fall 2012

Fall 2012 Seminars

Thursday, September 13:
"Geochemical and Geochronological Constraints on the Origin and Evolution of Rocks in the Active Woodlark Rift of Papua New Guinea"

Thursday, September 20 - 1:30PM: 
ALAN ANDERSON - St. Francis Xavier University
 "Are silicate-rich inclusions in pegmatite minerals crystallized aliquots of boundary-layer melt?"

Thursday, September 27:
BOB KOPP - Rutgers University
 "Interpreting the noisy geological record of ancient sea level changes: What can the past tell us about the future?"

Thursday, October 4: 
ROGER FU - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 "Early core formation and dynamo generation in asteroids: The case of Vesta"

Thursday, October 11:
CYNTHIA WERNER - USGS Alaska Volcano Observatory
 "Degassing related to the 2009 Eruption of Redoubt Volcano, Alaska"

Thursday, October 18:
HITESH CHANGELA - Naval Research Laboratory/Carnegie Institute of Science
 "Analytical Studies of Solid Organics in Primitive Carbonaceous Chondrites"

*Friday, October 26:
HOMAR BARCENA - CUNY- Kingsborough Community College
 "Mass-Dependent vs Mass-Independent Oxygen Isotope Fractionation"

Thursday, November 1:  CANCELED
TIM GROVE - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 "Lunar magma ocean cumulate remelting:  evidence from  lunar ultramafic glasses"

Thursday, November 15:
SARAH BROWNLEE - Wayne State University
 "Combining mineralogy, geophysics, and geochemistry to understand seismic anisotropy in the crust and lithosphere"

*Friday, November 30: 
KIEREN HOWARD - CUNY- Kingsborough Community College
"Biomass capture during meteorite impact"

Thursday, December 13 - *1:30 PM:
SUZANNE BALDWIN - Syracuse University
"Linking mantle dynamics and plate tectonics in New Guinea: insights from exhumed (U)HP rocks"