Fall Seminars 2011

Earth and Planetary Sciences Fall 2011 Seminars
Thursdays at 1:30pm, EPS Conference Room

Thursday, September 29: 
HANNA NEKVASIL - Stony Brook University 
"The Role of Magmatic Volatiles in the Crustal Evolution of Mars and the Moon"

Thursday, October 20:
JANELLE HOMBURG - Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory/Columbia University 
"Viscous Shear Heating Instabilities in a 1-D Viscoelastic Shear Zone"

Thursday, October 27: 
MARK S. GHIORSO - OFM Research Inc.
"What do we Really Know About Pre-Eruptive Conditions in Large, Potentially Explosive, Silicic Magma Bodies?"

Tuesday, November 1: 
MICHAEL WEISBERG - Kingsborough Community College 
"Enstatite Chondrites: Building Blocks of the Inner Planets"

Thursday, November 3 - 2 p.m. :
KIM KASTENS - Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory/Columbia University 
"Earth Science Education: Thoughts on what prospective teachers should know, understand, and be able to do"

Thursday, November 10: 
"The World's Smallest Minerals and their Global Consequences"

Monday, November 14 12 p.m. - Brown Bag Lunch:
ALLAN H. TREIMAN - Lunar and Planetary Institute

Thursday, November 17: 
SHOSHANA WEIDER - Carnegie Institution of Washington 
"Dead, grey and... boring? Geochemical tales of the Moon and Mercury"

Friday, November 18 - 11 a.m. :
TOBIAS FISCHER - University of New Mexico

Thursday, December 1: 
JAMES BRENAN - University of Toronto 
"Experiments and Observations Bearing on the Behavior of Siderophile Elements During Terrestrial Accretion and Magmatic Differentiation"

Thursday, December 8: AGU Conference - NO SEMINAR

Thursday, December 15: 
CLAIRE BENDERSKY - Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory/Columbia University 
"Petrologic and volatile evidence of the LAB from the Transition Zone between the Colorado Plateau and Basin & Range"