List of Speakers


Each seminar features an invited speaker followed by a discussion moderated by a WHOI scientist.

Date Speaker Topic
Feb. 3 John Lewis,
University of Arizona
Origin of Planetary Systems
Feb. 10 Gustaf Arrhenius,
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Early Earth and the Emergence of Life
Feb. 17 Jay Melosh,
University of Arizona
Giant Impacts and the Evolution of the Early Earth
Feb. 24 Maria Zuber,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
New Perspectives on Ancient Mars
March 3 Dick Holland,
Harvard University
Why did the Composition of Seawater Change During the Phanerozoic?
March 10 Ben Weiss,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Evolution of the Martian Magnetic Field and Climate"
March 17 Dave Stevenson,
Earth Differentiation: A Planetary Perspective
March 24 Spring Break

March 31 Ann Pearson,
Harvard University
Unraveling The Early History Of Life: Using Genetics To Understand Molecular Markers In Archean Rocks
April 7 Dave Walker,
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Does the Earth's Core Leak?
April 14 Meenakshi Wadhwa,
Chicago Field Museum
From Dust to Terrestrial Planets: Time Scales from Short-Lived Radionuclides
April 21 Jean Bédard,
Geological Survey of Canada, Quebec
Origin of Archaean Cratons and Cratonic Mantle
April 28 Jim Kasting,
Pennsylvania State University
Environment and Life on the Early Earth
May 5

Olivier Rouxel

May 12 Student Presentations