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SESE Colloquia take place at 3:30 p.m. in the Marston Exploration Theater on the first floor of ISTB4. They are preceded by a light reception in the ISTB4 lobby at 3:00 p.m.
SESE students interested in having lunch with the speaker may sign up with our Google Docs lunch sign-up sheet. Lunches are 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in PSF 566.
For more information, please contact Professor Peter Buseck, colloquium committee chair.
Abstracts for talks are linked from the talk titles. Scroll down for Supplementary Materials (talk PDFs, answers to questions, etc.). Schedules, speakers, and materials from previous semesters' SESE Colloquia are accessible on the archive page here.
|Jan 10||Iain Stewart||University of Plymouth, UK; 2017-2018 Geological Society of America (GSA) James B. Thompson Distinguished International Lecturer||Ramon Arrowsmith||Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Communicating Contested Geoscience to the Public|
|Jan 17||John Brady||Smith College||Peter Buseck||Subduction Zone Pseudomorphs: Windows on High Pressure Grain Scale Processes|
|Jan 24||Sanchayeeta Borthakur||ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration||Understanding How Galaxies Reionized the Universe|
|Jan 31||Ed Brown||Michigan State University||Patrick Young||The Densest Matter in the Observable Universe: Accreting Neutron |
Stars and the Physics of Dense Matter
|Feb 7||James Head||Brown University||Lindy Elkins-Tanton||The Climate History of Mars: A Geological Perspective|
|Feb 14||Arif Babul||University of Victoria, Canada||Evan Scannapieco||Galaxy Clusters as Cosmological Probes?|
|Feb 21||Bethany Ehlmann||NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Caltech||Mini Wadhwa||Ceres, an Unexpectedly Active Dwarf Planet: Findings from the Dawn Mission|
|Feb 28||Michael Russell||NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory||Jack Farmer||Why Does Life Start, What Does It Do, Where Will It Be, and How Might We Find It?|
|Mar 7||Spring Break|
|Mar 14||Daniela Calzetti||University of Massachusetts - Amherst||Paul Scowen||Linking the Scales of Star Formation|
|Mar 21||Cameron Smith||Portland State University||Danny Jacobs||Human Exploration Technologies for the Second Space Age: Private Development of Space Suits for Earth Orbit and Beyond|
|Mar 28||Susannah Dorfman||Michigan State University; 2017-2018 Consortium for Materials Properties Research in Earth Sciences (COMPRES) Distinguished Lecturer||Thomas Sharp||The Mineral Physics Test Kitchen: Recipes for Earth's Mantle and Core|
|Apr 4||Kiri Wagstaff||JPL Machine Learning & Instrument Autonomy||Craig Hardgrove||Cancelled|
|Apr 11||Morgan Burks||Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory||Scott Smas||Mercury, 16 Psyche, Mars, and Titan: Exploring the Solar System with Gamma Rays|
|Apr 18||George Cooper||NASA Ames Research Center||Sandra Pizarello||The Analysis of Carbonaceous Meteorites: Unusual Mirror-Image Properties Of Organic Compounds From The Early Solar System|
|Apr 25||Mark Panning||NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory||Dan Shim||Extraterrestrial Seismology: What We Can Learn on Mars and Icy Ocean Worlds|