2013 Geodynamics Program
EXPERIMENTS: Simulating The Earth In The Lab


Speaker Schedule

DateSeminar Speaker“Title” or Topic

February 7

John Whitehead
Scientist Emeritus
Department of Physical Oceanography
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

“Laboratory Perspectives On Geological Fluid Mechanics”

February 14


Ares Rosakis
Chair, Division of Engineering and Applied Science, Theodore von Kármán Professor of Aeronautics and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology

“Identifying the unique Ground motion signatures of super-shear earthquakes: The one-two punch effect on high-rise buildings”

February 21

Daniel Lathrop
Professor & Associate Dean for Research
University of Maryland

“Laboratory Models of the Earth's Core”

February 28

Ginny Catania
Research Associate
Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences
University of Texas at Austin

"Understanding Ice Sheet Variability"

March 7

Michael Lewan
Research Geochemist
USGS, Denver, CO

“Analogues Between Water In Granite Melts and Petroleum Formation”

March 14

Tom McCollom
Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics
University of Colorado, Denver

"Laboratory Simulation of Hydrogen Generation During Serpentinization of Ultramafic Rocks"

March 21

Max Schmidt
Institute of Geochemistry and Petrology
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (ETH)

"Deep Recycling of Carbon During Subduction"

April 4

Peter Brewer
Senior Scientist
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBAR), CA

"Advances in Executing Complex Geochemical Experiments on the Sea Floor:CH4 → CO2 Hydrate Conversion as a Greenhouse Gas Strategy?"

April 11

David Kohlstedt
Professor, Department of Earth Sciences
University of Minnesota  University of Minnesota

“Stress-driven Melt Migration in Partially Molten Rocks: The Connection between Field Observations, Laboratory Experiments, Theoretical Analyses, and Numerical Models”

April 18

Carriage House

Beth Orcutt
Senior Research Scientist
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
East Boothbay, Maine

"Microbial life in the Marine Subsurface: Tools and Approaches for Detecting Deep, Dark Life"

April 25

Carriage House

Denis Andrault
Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans
University Blaise Pascal in Clermont-Ferrand, France

“Melting properties of the deep Earth's mantle”

May 2

Giacomo Corti
Researcher at the Institute of Geosciences and Earth Resources (IGG), National Research Council (CNR) Florence, Italy 

“Evolution and characteristics of continental rifts: insights from analog modeling”

May 9

Carriage House

Frank Richter
Professor in the Department of Geophysical Sciences
University of Chicago

“Isotope Fractionation by Mass Transport in Silicate Melts and Minerals”

May 16      


Andrew Putnis
Institut für Mineralogie
University of Münster, Germany

“Reactions at Mineral-Fluid Interfaces: from experiment to nature – from the nanoscale to the macroscale”