The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences Colloquia Series is generally presented every Thursday afternoon at 4 pm in MacMillan 115 during the academic year unless otherwise noted. Leading scientists from a variety of research institutions make up the pool of our special guest speakers. These sessions are open to the public.

Fall 2020 Colloquia

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Please Note: Fall 2020 Colloquia Series will be held over Zoom due to COVID-19

Sept. 4: Colleen Dalton, Brown "Did Plate Tectonics Cause Global Cooling over the Past 15 Million Years?" 

Sept. 17: Ingrid Dauber, Brown "Active Mars: Impact Cratering, Aeolian, and Tectonic Activity"

Sept. 24: Kelsi Singer, Southwest Research Institute "From Craters to Cryovolcanoes - An interactive tour of Pluto's Geology"

Oct. 1: Careers Day: Camera Ford '16 & Kira Lawrence PhD '16

Oct. 8: Christopher Thom, University of Minnesota "The role of back stress in steady-state and transient deformation of the litohsphere"

Oct. 15: Jiang Zhu, National Center for Atmospheric Research "Constraining equilibrium climate sensitivity through simulation of past extreme climates"

Oct. 22: Juan Lora, Yale University "Insights into Titan's hydrologic cycle and the distribution of methane seas"

Oct. 29: Kristel Chanard, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris "When climate loads the Earth: Rheology from geodesy"

Nov. 5: Colleen Milbury Data & Analytics Manager, First Hawaiian Bank  TBA

Nov. 12: Chenguang Sun, Rice University "Cratonic Lithosphere Thinning Through Time: Evidence from Kimberlite Thermobarometry" 

Nov. 19: Ben Holtzman, Columbia University "What we can learn from (machine) listening to earthquakes about the dynamics of geothermal reservoirs?"

Nov. 26: Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 3: Frances Rivera-Hernandez, Dartmouth University From Grains to Landscapes: Reconstructing Martian Environments at Multiple Scales"