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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

May 4, 2017
May 4, 2017
Speaker: Dave Bottjer
Talk Title: Geobiology and Paleogenomics -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-
June 25, 2017
June 25, 2017
Speaker: Frank Kyte (UCLA)
Talk Title: Eltanin, the largest meteorite of which intact fragments are preserved -Event Details-
July 16, 2017
July 16, 2017
Speaker: David Paige (UCLA)
Talk Title: Ice deposits at the poles of the Moon and Mercury -Event Details-