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Earth, Planetary & Space Sciences Colloquium

The purpose of the Earth and Space Sciences Colloquium Series is to present hot topics of broad scientific interest in an exciting and accessible way. It is distinct from the specialized talks in sub-fields of the Department held on every day of the week. The colloquia are held at 4-5pm every Thursday in Geology room 3656. They are preceded by “Cookies ‘n’ Coffee” in the Commons Room (Geology 3680) from 3:30pm – 4:00pm.

2016-2017 Academic Year

February 23, 2017
February 23, 2017
Speaker: Austin Hendy
Talk Title: Biogeographic evolution of tropical Americas: Reconciling old fossils with new interpretations. -Event Details-
March 2, 2017
March 2, 2017
Speaker: Ashleigh Hood
Talk Title: Sedimentary Archives: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly -Event Details-
March 9, 2017
March 9, 2017
Speaker: Lizzy Trower (Caltech)
Talk Title: Sediment Transport in Carbonate Environments: A Case Study in the Role of Abrasion in Ooid Growth -Event Details-
April 6, 2017
April 6, 2017
Speaker: Francis MacDonald
Talk Title: Neoproterozoic glaciation, oxygenation, and the rise of animals -Event Details-
April 7, 2017
April 7, 2017
Speaker: Jinxing Li (UCLA)
Talk Title: Magnetosonic waves -Event Details-
April 13, 2017
April 13, 2017
Speaker: Jessica Whiteside
Talk Title: New Insights into Mass Extinctions from Molecular Fossils -Event Details-
May 4, 2017
May 4, 2017
Speaker: Dave Bottjer
Talk Title: Geobiology and Paleogenomics -Event Details-
May 11, 2017
May 11, 2017
Speaker: Mark Swain
Talk Title: Statistical characterization of exoplanet atmospheres -Event Details-
May 18, 2017
May 18, 2017
Speaker: Rob Clayton
Talk Title: A New Look At Earthquake, Seismic Hazard and Structure in Los Angeles Using Dense Seismic Arrays -Event Details-
May 25, 2017
May 25, 2017
Speaker: An Yin (UCLA)
Talk Title: Did Plate Tectonics Operate On Early Earth At 3.5-2.0 Ga? -Event Details-
June 1, 2017
June 1, 2017
Speaker: Clemens Glombitza
Talk Title: Microbial Survival In Ultra-Deep Sediments - Potential Sulfate Reduction In >20-Ma old coal beds buried ~2.5 km Below The Seabed -Event Details-
June 8, 2017
June 8, 2017
Speaker: Volker Quetschke
Talk Title: The aLIGO Gravitational-Wave Detector And Beyond -Event Details-