Fall 2020 and Spring 2021


Oct 1 – Cin-Ty Lee, Rice University
Igneous Petrology
"Making andesites, copper porphyries and continental crust"

Oct 15 – Tom Williams, University of Florida
Chemical Oceanography
"Neodymium isotopes as a tracer for ocean circulation across the last glacial cycle"

Oct 29 – Steven Jaret, AMNH
Geochemistry/Planetary Science
"Impact Melts as Unique Igneous Environments – insight from isotope geochemistry"

Nov 5 – Melissa Sims, Johns Hopkins University
High Pressure Mineralogy
"Studying Meteorite Impacts Using Rapid Compression"

Nov 12 – Logan Brenner, Barnard College
"Coral record of Younger Dryas Chronozone warmth on the Great Barrier Reef with Isopora fossils"

Nov 19 – Tanya Kizovski, University of Toronto
"A new type of hydrous alteration on Mars? Investigating the unique textures of olivine in Martian meteorite NWA 7042"

Dec 3 – Nick Tailby and Denton Ebel, AMNH
Experimental Petrology
"What Are We Doing in the EPS Experimental Petrology Lab?"

Jan 21, 2021 - 11 a.m.
Erwin Dehouck, Université Claude Bernard Lyon
Mars Geology
"Ancient aqueous alteration at Gale crater, Mars: insights from geochemistry"

Feb 25, 2021 - Philipp Heck, Field Museum
"E.T.s underground: fossil micrometeorites and meteorites from Earth’s sedimentary record"

March 4, 2021 - Catherine Davis, Yale University
"Big stories in tiny shells: Tales from the pelagic oxygen minimum zone"

April 8, 2021 - Yves Moussallam, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory/Columbia University
Experimental Petrology
"What do volcanic gases tell us?"

April 22, 2021 - Dr. George Guice, Smithsonian Institution
Metamorphic Petrology
"Using ultramafic rocks to reconstruct complex geological evolution: case studies from Maryland (USA) and Scotland (UK)"

May 6, 2021 - Kennda Lynch, Lunar & Planetary Institute
"Life Finds A Way: Ascertaining the Characteristics of Perchlorate-supported Ecosystems on Habitable Worlds in our Solar System"

May 13, 2021 - Kennet Flores, Brooklyn College
Metamorphic Petrology
"Record of fluid-rock interaction on a long-lived subduction channel"