SESE Colloquium Series

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Welcome, and thank you for your interest in the Fall 2018 SESE Colloquium Series.

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.

DateSpeakerInstitutionHostTalk Title
Aug 22Kanani LeeYale UniversityTom SharpFacilitating Oxidation of the Atmosphere Through Mantle Convection
Aug 29Gregg HallinanCalifornia Institute of TechnologyJudd BowmanImaging All the Sky All the Time in Search of Radio Exoplanets
Sept 5Elizabeth TaskerJapan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)Steve DeschFinding Patterns in Planets: A Neural Network Approach to the Exoplanet Dataset
Sept 12Jenny SuckaleStanford UniversityLindy Elkins-TantonThe Role of Multiphase Instabilities in Nature’s Extremes
Sept 19Missy EppesUniversity of North Carolina–CharlotteArjun HeimsathCracking Up: Gaining New Insight into Mechanical Weathering Through the Lens of Fracture Mechanics
Sept 26Manoochehr ShirzaeiASU-School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE)Ramon ArrowsmithSpace-borne SAR Interferometry and Applications: Three Decades of Innovation and Problem Solving
Oct 3Estella AtekwanaUniversity of DelawareRamon ArrowsmithBiogeophysics: Exploring Earth’s Subsurface Biosphere using Geophysical Approaches
Oct 10Jayne BelnapU.S. Geological Survey–MoabHeather ThroopBeauty Can Be Just Skin-deep: the Essential Role of Surficial Microbes in Current and Future Desert Ecosystem Function
Oct 17Aldo SpadoniAerospace ImagineeringSteve SemkenExploring the Boundaries of Art, Design, Aerospace Engineering & Popular Culture
Oct 24Lucianne WalkowiczAdler PlanetariumEvgenya ShkolnikBecoming Interplanetary: Grappling with the Human Side of Mars Exploration
Oct 31Kiri WagstaffNASA Jet Propulsion LaboratoryCraig HardgroveTell Me Why: Interpretable Machine Learning Discoveries for Earth and Space Exploration
Nov 7Timothy HeckmanJohns Hopkins UniversitySanchayeeta BorthakurFeedback and the Evolution of Galaxies and Black Holes
Nov 14Heni Ben AmorASU-Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering (CIDSE)Jim BellMachine Learning for Robots on Earth and in Space
Nov 21Thanksgiving
Nov 28James LyonsASU-School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE)Peter BuseckComparing a Star to its Planets: A Story of Light Stable Isotopes in the Solar System

Supplementary Materials

Colloquium Talk Slides (PDF)Colloquium Questions AnsweredAdditional Information
WagstaffWagstaffWagstaff (Tech Talk)