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Seminars are held each Tuesday during the Quarter:
3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00pm
Refreshments at 3:45pm

Quarter: Year:
 
Spring 2011 Seminar Schedule
 
31 May 11 Joint IGPP/ESS/AOS seminar

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

 
24 May 11 Chadi Salem
University of California, Berkeley

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Space Physics

 
17 May 11 Pin Chen
Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Atmospheric chemistry of exoplanets

 
10 May 11 Saad Haq
Purdue University

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

 
03 May 11 Sasha Ukhorskiy
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

RBSP Mission: Understanding Transport and Acceleration in the Electron Radiation Belt

Abstract

 
26 Apr 11 Toby Wood
USCS

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The rotation of the solar interior

Abstract

 
19 Apr 11 Nick Omidi
Solana Scientific, Inc.

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The Global Dynamics and Impacts of the Bow Shock

Abstract

 
12 Apr 11 David Galvan
Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Tsunami Signatures Observed in the Ionosphere

Abstract

 
05 Apr 11 John A. Long
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Gogo formation and its significant fauna

Abstract

 
Winter 2011 Seminar Schedule
 
08 Mar 11 Abby Kavner
UCLA Institute of Geophysics & Planetary Physics and Department of Earth & Space Sciences

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Thermal conductivity of silicate perovskite at high pressures and temperatures and implications for heat flow in the Earth's mantle

Abstract

 
01 Mar 11 Tamas Gombosi
University of Michigan

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

From Sun to Mud: Adventures of a Model Developer

Abstract

 
22 Feb 11 Jeremy Hourigan
University of California, Santa Cruz

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Roasted Flysch - A Kamchatkan Recipe for Continental Crust

 
15 Feb 11 Woodward Fischer
Caltech

Location: 7124 Math Sciences
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Co-evolution of life and Earth surface environments just prior to the rise of oxygen

Abstract

 
08 Feb 11 Karen Ziegler
UCLA Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Metal-silicate silicon isotope fractionation in enstatite meteorites and constraints on Earth's core formation

Abstract

 
01 Feb 11 Ben Zuckerman and James Larkin
UCLA Depart of Physics and Astronomy

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Direct imaging of extrasolar planets: new insights on the remarkableplanetary system of bright star HR 8799

 
25 Jan 11 Zachary Sharp
University of New Mexico

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

How dry is the Moon? Chlorine isotope evidence

Abstract

 
18 Jan 11 Matthew E. Kahn
UCLA, Institute of the Environment, Department of Economics, and Department of Public Policy

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The Economics of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

Abstract

 
11 Jan 11 Yi Chao
UCLA, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences & JIFRESSE and Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Self-Powered Underwater Robot for Real-Time Ocean Data Assimilation and Forecasting

Abstract

 
Fall 2010 Seminar Schedule
 
30 Nov 10 Dr. Yuri Shprits
UCLA, IGPP

Location:
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

 
23 Nov 10 Prof. Ed Rhodes
UCLA, ESS

Location:
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

 
16 Nov 10 Dr. Tom Parsons
USGS

Location:
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

 
09 Nov 10 Dr. Nick Omidi
Solana Scientific

Location:
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

 
02 Nov 10 Dr. Peter Chi
UCLA, IGPP

Location:
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Origin, Development and Future of Magnetoseismology

Abstract

 
26 Oct 10 Dr. Yingjuan Ma
UCLA, IGPP

Location:
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Atmospheric loss of Mars: MHD model results and its implications

Abstract

 
19 Oct 10 Professor Ben Kirtman
Division of Meteorology and Physical Oceanography , University of Miami

Location: 4:00PM MS 5200
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The Impact of Ocean Eddies on the Large Scale Climate in CCSM

Abstract

 
12 Oct 10 Dr. Mike Brown
Caltech

Location:
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

 
05 Oct 10 Dr. Alessandro Morbidelli
Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur in Nice

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The grand tack scenario: a new model of terrestrial planets formation

Abstract

 
28 Sep 10 Prof. T. Mark Harrison
UCLA, IGPP & ESS

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Feldspar Thermochronometry and The End of History

Abstract

 
Spring 2010 Seminar Schedule
 
15 Jun 10 Dr. Uwe Keller
Institute for Geophysics and Extraterrestrial Physics & Technical University

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Comets - Remnants from the Birth of the Solar System

Abstract

 
01 Jun 10 William I. Newman
Departments of Earth and Space Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, and Mathematics, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Rotational Kinematics, Cassini States of Solar System Objects, and Stability of Spin

Abstract

 
25 May 10 Rachel Smith
UCLA, IGPP

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Insights on the Origins of Solar System Isotopic Ratios Using Protostellar Observations and Radiative Transfer Modeling

Abstract

 
18 May 10 Frank Kyte
UCLA, IGPP

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Eltanin: The Ocean Impact

Abstract

 
11 May 10 Caroline Beghein
UCA, ESS

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Probing Earth's Dynamic Interior With Free Oscillations and Other Long Period Seismic Data

 
04 May 10 Alan Rubin
UCLA, IGPP

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Comparative Chondrule-ology: Physical Properties Produced by Multiple Melting in Dusty Districts of the Nascent Nebula

Abstract

 
27 Apr 10 Martin Connors
Professor and Canada Research Chair, Athabasca University and Visiting Professor, Earth and Space Science, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The e-POP Canadian Scientific Satellite

Abstract

 
20 Apr 10 Dimitri A. Papanastassiou
Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Ruthenium isotope anomalies in refractory inclusions and in planetary differentiates

Abstract

 
06 Apr 10 James Weygand
UCLA, IGPP

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Anisotropies Observed Magnetic Field Fluctuations Measured in the Solar Wind and Foreshock

Abstract

 
30 Mar 10 Richard Wolf
Rice University, Space Physics

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Dynamical Effects of Plasma-Sheet Inhomogeneities

Abstract

 
Winter 2010 Seminar Schedule
 
09 Mar 10 Raymond J. Walker
IGPP, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Simulations and Observations of Kelvin-Helmholtz Waves at Saturn's Magnetopause

Abstract

 
02 Mar 10 Jim McWilliams
IGPP/DAOS, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Dynamics of Winds and Currents Coupled to Surface Gravity Waves

Abstract

 
16 Feb 10 Edward L. (Ned) Wright
UCLA Physics & Astronomy

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The Widefield Infrared Survey Explorer - WISE

Abstract

 
09 Feb 10 Robert J. Strangeway
IGPP/ESS, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Comparative Planetology: Solar Wind Driven Mass Loss at Magnetized and Unmagnetized Planets

Abstract

 
02 Feb 10 J.G. Luhmann
Space Sciences Lab, University of California, Berkeley

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

How recent changes in the solar dynamo are affecting our interplanetary 'weather'

Abstract

 
19 Jan 10 Paul Warren
IGPP, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Ejecta-megaregolith accumulation on planetesimals and large asteroids

Abstract

 
Fall 2009 Seminar Schedule
 
24 Nov 09 Curtis Deutsch
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Coordination of nutrient cycles by Southern Ocean climate

Abstract

 
17 Nov 09 James Lyons
IGPP, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Inferring photochemical environments from oxygen and sulfur isotope fractionation in rocks

Abstract

 
10 Nov 09 Mostafa El-Alaoui
IGPP, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Turbulence in the Magnetotail

Abstract

 
03 Nov 09

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

 
27 Oct 09 Jeroen Molemaker
IGPP, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Submesoscale flows: From Space to the Ocean

Abstract

 
20 Oct 09 Andrei Rounov
IGPP, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Transient dipolarization in the magnetotail plasma sheet

Abstract

 
13 Oct 09 Dr. Dimitar D. Sasselov
Professor of Astronomy and Director of Harvard's Origins of Life Initiative

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Recent Results on Massive Terrestrial Exoplanets

Abstract

 
08 Oct 09 Dr. Chris Cully
Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Uppsala, Sweden

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Testing chorus generation in the radiation belts and testing auroral generators in the magnetotail

Abstract

 
06 Oct 09 Dr. Yoshifumi Saito
ISAS, Japan

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The solar wind - Moon interaction observed by MAP (MAgnetic field and Plasma experiment) on Kaguya (SELENE)

Abstract

 
Spring 2009 Seminar Schedule
 
02 Jun 09 Walter Gekelman
Department of Physics, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Experiments which observe magnetic field line reconnection within structures in a Magnetoplasma

Abstract

 
26 May 09 An Yin
Department of Earth and Space Sciences

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Development of the Tharsis Rise on Mars as a Result of Impact-induced Plate Subduction

Abstract

 
19 May 09 Jean-Luc Margot
Earth & Space Sciences, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Probing Asteroid Physics, Solar Physics, and Fundamental Physics with Radar Astrometry

Abstract

 
12 May 09 John Grotzinger
Geological and Planetary Sciences at Caltech

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Mars Science Laboratory: The search for habitable environments

 
05 May 09 Peter Delamere
Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Is Jupiter's magnetosphere fundamentally different from Earth's?

Abstract

 
28 Apr 09 Paul Davis
Department of Earth and Space Science

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The Late Heavy Bombardment (LHB) of the Moon and Tidal Evolution of its Orbit

Abstract

 
21 Apr 09 Michael Jura
UCLA Division of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Using White Dwarfs to Study Extrasolar Planetary Material

Abstract

 
14 Apr 09 Francois Colas
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Oceanic downscaling and upscaling effects in the Peru/Chile upwelling system

Abstract

 
07 Apr 09 Mike Henderson
Space Science and Applications, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Magnetospheric Sawtooth Events and Observational Evidence for an Inside-Out Substorm Onset Scenario

Abstract

 
Winter 2009 Seminar Schedule
 
31 Mar 09 Robert Pappalardo
JPL

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Exploring the Habitability of Icy Worlds: The Europa Jupiter System Mission

Abstract

 
10 Mar 09 Suzanne Paulson
Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Urban aerosols

 
03 Mar 09 Fran Bagenal
Professor of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences Laboratory of Atmospheric and Space Physics

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Giant Leaps at a Giant Planet

Abstract

 
24 Feb 09 Scot Elkington
LASP, University of Colorado

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Physical models of the near-Earth radiation environment

Abstract

 
17 Feb 09 Paul Song
Center for Atmospheric Research University of Massachusetts Lowell

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Stimulated Wave-Particle Interaction of Radiation Belt Particles with Space-Borne Whistler Mode Transmitters

Abstract

 
10 Feb 09 Jerome Noir
UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

"Can forced librations probe the interior of a planet ? (What the difference between hard-boiled and raw eggs ?)

 
03 Feb 09 Paul Weisman
JPL

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Physical Properties of Cometary Nuclei

Abstract

 
27 Jan 09 Ed Young
IGPP, ESS

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The oxygen isotopic composition of the solar system in a galactic context: New results for co in young stellar objects and implications for the birth environment of the solar system

Abstract

 
20 Jan 09 Ben Lintner
IGPP, ATMOS

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Understanding controls on tropical convective margins and their variability Co-authors: Benjamin R. Lintner and J. David Neelin

Abstract

 
13 Jan 09 Mark Moldwin
IGPP, Space Physics UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

What's the worst that can happen? Space Weather Impacts during the next solar Maximum

 
06 Jan 09 Doug Yule
Department of Geological Sciences California State University

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Paleoseismic Evidence for Himalayan Megaquakes

Abstract

 
Winter 2008 Seminar Schedule
 
02 Dec 08 Kevin McKeegan
ESS

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The oxygen isotopic composition of captured solar wind: first results from the Genesis mission

Abstract

 
25 Nov 08 Changming "Charles" Dong
ATMOS, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Seasonal and Interannual Variability of the Sea Ice in the Bering Sea

Abstract

 
WInter 2008 Seminar Schedule
 
18 Nov 08 Ben Zuckerman
ASTRO, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Extrasolar planetary systems of types never before seen

 
Winter 2008 Seminar Schedule
 
04 Nov 08 Mike Zolensky
NASA Johnson Spacecraft Center, Houston

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Special Lecture at 12:00 Noon
Refreshments at 11:45 AM

Stardust Mission Results: Exploring a Comet in the Lab

 
04 Nov 08 David Stevenson
CalTech

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The Core-Mantle Boundary Region and Outer Core Structure of Earth

 
28 Oct 08 Edwin Schauble
ESS, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Clumped isotopes for gas tracing and paleothermometry

Abstract

 
21 Oct 08 Vahe Peroomian
IGPP, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The Impact of Sudden Storm Commencement on Magnetotail Ions

Abstract

 
14 Oct 08 Mark Harrison
IGPP, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Probing the Dark Age: Crust-Water Interactions on Hadean Earth

Abstract

 
30 Sep 08 Yingjuan Ma
IGPP, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

New Perspectives of Titan's Plasma Interaction from MHD modeling of the Cassini flybys

Abstract

 
Spring 2008 Seminar Schedule
 
27 May 08 Ulrike Seibt, Sponsored by the Geoscience Initiative
Stanford University

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Isotopic Fingerprints Reveal Terrestrial Carbon and Water Exchange Across Scales

Abstract

 
21 May 08 Jonathan Mitchell, Sponsored by the Geoscience Initiative
School of Natural Sciences Institute for Advanced Study Princeton

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The Role of Methane in Titan's Clouds, Climate and Spin

Abstract

 
20 May 08 James A. Slavin
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Director, Heliophysics Science Division

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

MESSENGER First Flyby Magnetospheric Results

Abstract

 
13 May 08 Aradhna K. Tripati, Sponsored by the Geoscience Initiative
Department of Earth Sciences , University of Cambridge

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Discovering Ice on a "Greenhouse" Planet: Evidence for Glaciation in both Hemispheres from 44 to 30 Ma

Abstract

 
29 Apr 08 Diana Valencia, Sponsored by the Geoscience Initiative
Department of Earth and Planetary , Sciences Harvard University

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Super-Earths: A Missing Link

Abstract

 
22 Apr 08 Kimberly Nicholas Cahill, Sponsored by the Geoscience Initiative
Stanford University

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Global Change in Local Places: Climate Change and the Future of the California Wine Industry

Abstract

 
15 Apr 08 Robert Richard
IGPP, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The Contribution of Solar Energetic Particles to the Earth's Radiation Environment

 
08 Apr 08 Kevin Peterson
Dept. of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The Origins of Animal Phyla and the Cambrian Explosion: Insights From Molecular Clocks and MicroRNAs

 
Winter 2008 Seminar Schedule
 
04 Apr 08 Daniel Sigman

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 12:00 noon
Refreshments at 11:45AM

Brief History and Current Status of Hypotheses for Glacial/Interglacial Carbon Dioxide Change

Abstract

 
01 Apr 08 Jeffrey Shaman, Sponsored by the Geoscience Initiative

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Operational Hydrologic Monitoring of Mosquito-Borne Disease

Abstract

 
21 Mar 08 Professor Juergen Blum
Institute of Geophysics and Extraterrestrial Physics Technical University Braunschweig, Germany

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

What can experiments tell us about the collisional dust growth in protoplanetary disks?

 
11 Mar 08 Nir Krakauer, sponsored by Geosciences Initiative
Department of Earth and Planetary Science, UC Berkeley

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Carbon-climate Feedback: Plants, Warming, and Drought

Abstract

 
04 Mar 08 Michelle Thomsen
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Cassini/CAPS Observations of Saturn's Magnetospheric Processes

Abstract

 
26 Feb 08 Dr. Endawoke Yizengaw
Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Multi-Instrument Observations to Mitigate Space Weather Impacts on our Communication and Navigation Systems

 
19 Feb 08 Kristen L. Corbosiero
Dept. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Investigating Tropical Cyclone Structure and Intensity Change with the Advanced Hurricane WRF Model

 
12 Feb 08 Professor Troy Carter
Department of Physics and Astronomy UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Nonlinear Interactions between Shear Alfven Waves in a Laboratory Plasma

 
05 Feb 08 Dr. Jacob Bortnik
Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The Origin of Plasmaspheric Hiss, or, How to (Accidentally) Solve a 40-year Old Problem

 
29 Jan 08 Professor David K. Jacobs
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Neogene Oceanographic and Tectonic Controls on Biologic Evolution in the North Pacific and the Gulf of California

 
22 Jan 08 Dr. Steven Benner
The Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution Gainseville, Florida

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Resurrecting (Parts) of Extinct Organisms from the Oligocene to the Proterozoic

 
15 Jan 08 Eftyhia Zesta
Atmos, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Effect of solar wind dynamic pressure changes on convection and the aurora: modeling and observations

 
08 Jan 08 Robert McPherron
IGPP, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The Role of the Russell-McPherron Effect in the Acceleration of Relativistic Electrons

 
Fall 2007 Seminar Schedule
 
04 Dec 07 James T. Randerson
Earth System Science Department University of California, Irvine

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Contrasting Climate Effects of Fire in Boreal and Tropical Regions

Abstract

 
27 Nov 07 Robert Clayton
IGPP, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Abundance-Dependent Isotope Effects in Oxygen and Nitrogen in the Early Solar System, and their Implications for Chemical Processes

 
20 Nov 07 James Weygand
IGPP, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Correlative Scale, Taylor Scale, and Effective Magnetic Reynolds Number Determination from Plasma Sheet and Solar Wind Magnetic Field Fluctuations

Abstract

 
13 Nov 07 George Morales
UCLA Physics and Astronomy Department

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Alfvenic Phenomena of Relevance to Laboratory and Space Plasmas

Abstract

 
06 Nov 07 Krishan Khurana
IGPP, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The Mystery of Rotational Signals in Saturn's Magnetosphere

Abstract

 
30 Oct 07 Dr. Edward J. Smith
Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Location: Grand Salon, Kerkoff Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The Heliospheric Magnetic Field, the Solar Wind and the Interstellar Medium

 
23 Oct 07 Professor John Vidale
University of Washington

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Fault Tremor Ignited by Shaking from Distant Great Earthquakes; Examples from the San Andreas Fault System and Vancouver Island.

Abstract

 
16 Oct 07 Professor Larry Smith
UCLA Geography

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Russia's Vast Northern Peatlands: A Key Player in Global Change

 
09 Oct 07 Professor Russel E. Caflisch
UCLA Department of Mathematics

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Hybrid Monte Carlo Methods for Fluid and Plasma Dynamics

Abstract

 
02 Oct 07 Matthew G. McHarg
USAF Academy, Colorado

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Sprite Spectral and Spatial Observations with 100 ms Resolution

 
Spring 2007 Seminar Schedule
 
12 Jun 07 Adina Paytan
Stanford

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

High Productivity During Cretaceous Ocean Anoxic Events

Abstract

 
29 May 07 Bruce Bills
(NASA Goddard/UCSD Scripps)

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Resonant amplification of forced librations in longitude: application to Enceladus?

Abstract

 
22 May 07 David Oglesby
UC Riverside

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Issues in Interacting Strike-Slip Faults

Abstract

 
15 May 07 Isabella Velicogna
JPL

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Monitoring ice sheets mass variations from GRACE

Abstract

 
08 May 07 Dr. Matthew E. Clapham
Department of Geological Sciences, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

When Molluscs Took Over the World: Ecological Change, Environmental Stress, and the End-Permian Mass Extinction

Abstract

 
30 Apr 07 Andrew Dickson
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Ocean acidification: the other CO2 problem

Abstract

 
24 Apr 07 Dr. Mausumi Dikpati
High Altitude Observatory

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Modeling the global-scale solar dynamo and predicting the Sun's ``climate''

Abstract

 
17 Apr 07 Dr. Michael Tice
Caltech

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

"Who constructed the oldest known fossilized microbial mats?"

Abstract

 
10 Apr 07 Mark Panning

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Global anisotropy: Connecting seismic structure to mantle flow

Abstract

 
02 Apr 07 Philip Sura, Research Scientist
NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, CO.

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

A Global View of Non-Gaussian SST Variability

Abstract

 
Winter 2007 Seminar Schedule
 
13 Mar 07 David D. Jackson, Prof. of Geophysics
Dept. Earth and Space Sciences, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Earthquakes, Past and Future

Abstract

 
06 Mar 07 Prof. Eric Cowgill
UC Davis

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Resolving the "slip-rate discrepancy" between GPS and geomorphic rates along the central Altyn Tagh Fault

Abstract

 
27 Feb 07 Dr. Genta Ueno
The Institute of Statistical Mathematics

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Data assimilation research project at the Institute of Statistical Mathematics (ISM) and an application of the ensemble Kalman filter to an atmosphere-ocean coupled model

Abstract

 
20 Feb 07

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

 
13 Feb 07 Science Faculty Research Colloquium
Deborah Estrin, UCLA Professor of Computer Science

Location: 1425 Physics-Astronomy
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Wireless Sensing Systems: From Eco-Systems to Human-Systems

 
06 Feb 07 Dr. Michael Schodlok
JPL

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Iceberg Drift and its Implications in the Weddell Sea: An Overview

Abstract

 
30 Jan 07 Prof. David Neelin
Dept. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and IGPP, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The transition to strong convection

Abstract

 
23 Jan 07 Prof. Keith Moore
UCI

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Linking the C, N, and Fe Cycles in a Global-Scale Ocean Biogeochemical Model

Abstract

 
16 Jan 07 Prof. Paul Warren
IGPP, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Lunar rock-rain: Diverse silicate impact-vapor condensates in an Apollo-14 breccia

Abstract

 
09 Jan 07 Prof. Jochen Stutz
Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, UCLA

Location: 3845 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Chemistry of Reactive Halogen Species in the Troposphere

Abstract

 
Fall 2006 Seminar Schedule
 
05 Dec 06 Prof. Larry Lyons
IGPP, UCLA

Location: 3845 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Large-Scale Disturbances of the Coupled Magnetosphere-Ionosphere in Response to Abrupt Solar Wind Changes

Abstract

 
28 Nov 06 Chris McKay
Nasa Ames

Location: 3845 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Detecting evidence of life in organic material on other worlds

Abstract

 
14 Nov 06 Prof. Shin Ohtani
Johns Hopkins University/APL

Location: 3845 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Magnetospheric Substorms: Observational Constraints on Trigger Models

Abstract

 
07 Nov 06 Prof. Bruce Runnegar
IGPP, UCLA

Location: 3845 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Deep time calibration of the astronomical timescale

Abstract

 
31 Oct 06 Prof. Ray Walker
IGPP, UCLA

Location: 3845 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The Influence of the Solar Wind on Jovian Magnetospheric Dynamics

Abstract

 
24 Oct 06 Prof. David Sandwell
Scripps Inst. Oceanography/UCSD IGPP

Location: 3845 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Present-day Stress Along the San Andreas Fault System

Abstract

 
17 Oct 06 Prof. Chris House
Penn State

Location: 3845 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Margins, Methane, and Microbes

Abstract

 
10 Oct 06

Location: 3845 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

 
03 Oct 06 Dr. Xiaoping Wu
JPL

Location: 3845 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Seasonal and Interannual Surface Mass Variations from Multi-Satellite Geodetic Data: A Global Inverse Approach

Abstract

 
Spring 2006 Seminar Schedule
 
02 Jun 06 Prof. Roberto Benzi
University of Rome, "Tor Vergata"

Location: Royce Hall Humanities Conference Room (Royce 314)
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

STOCHASTIC RESONANCE: FROM CLIMATE TO BIOLOGY

Abstract

 
30 May 06 Prof. Roberto Benzi
University of Rome, "Tor Vergata"

Location: 3845 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

INTERMITTENCY IN STRONG SHEAR FLOWS

Abstract

 
23 May 06 Dr. David Neelin
IGPP & Atmospheric Sciences, UCLA

Location: 3845 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Tropical precipitation change under global warming

Abstract

 
16 May 06 Dr. Don Brownlee
U. Washington

Location: 3845 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The Stardust mission - laboratory analysis of samples from the edge of the solar system.

Abstract Presentation: Powerpoint

 
09 May 06 Dr. Edward J. Garnero
Department of Geological Sciences, Arizona State University

Location: 3845 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Deciphering Earth's Dynamic Deep Interior using Seismology

Abstract Presentation: Powerpoint

 
02 May 06 Dr. Michael E. Oskin
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Location: 3845 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Transient Landscape Evolution and Development of High Topography in Convergent Orogens

Abstract

 
25 Apr 06 Dr. Eugenia Kalnay
U. Maryland

Location: 3845 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Estimation of the impact of land-surface changes on climate change

Abstract Presentation: Powerpoint

 
18 Apr 06 Dr. Taylor Perron
UC Berkeley

Location: 3845 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

What controls landscape scale? Connecting models and morphology

Abstract Presentation: Powerpoint

 
11 Apr 06 Dr. Oliver Fringer
Stanford University

Location: 3845 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Numerical simulation of internal waves in the coastal ocean

Abstract Presentation: Powerpoint

 
04 Apr 06 Dr. Erik Asphaug
UCSC

Location: 3845 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Asteroids: Their Origin, Geophysics, and Exploration

Abstract Presentation: Powerpoint

 
Winter 2006 Seminar Schedule
 
14 Mar 06 Dr. Efi-Foufoula-Georgiou
National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics and St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota

Location: 3845 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

New perspectives and methodologies for scaling research in hydro-geomorphology

Abstract Presentation: Powerpoint

 
07 Mar 06 Dr. Yan Y. Kagan
UCLA, Dept. of Earth and Space Sciences

Location: 3845 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Earthquakes and fractures in solids: Why do we fail to understand them and what can be done?

Presentation: Powerpoint

 
28 Feb 06 Dr. Michael A'Hearn
University of Maryland

Location: 3845 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Deep Impact: Excavating Comet Tempel 1

Abstract

 
21 Feb 06 Dr. Edward Young
UCLA

Location: 3845 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The Oxygen Isotopic Evolution of the Solar Protoplanetary Disk

Abstract

 
14 Feb 06 Dr. Lon Hood
Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona

Location: 3845 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Polar Wandering During the Early History of Mars: Paleomagnetic Evidence and Implications

Abstract Presentation: Powerpoint

 
07 Feb 06 Dr. Bob Ergun
University of Colorado, Boulder

Location: 3845 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The Role of Plasma Waves in Mars' Atmospheric Loss

Abstract Presentation: PDF

 
31 Jan 06 Dr. Mike Brown
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

Location: 3845 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The Tenth Planet (and Friends)

Abstract

 
24 Jan 06 Dr. Xavier Capet
IGPP, UCLA

Location: 3845 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The transition from mesoscale to submesoscale in the California Current System

Abstract Presentation: Powerpoint

 
17 Jan 06 Dr. Neal Turner
JPL

Location: 3845 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Turbulence in the Outer Solar Nebula

Abstract

 
10 Jan 06 Dr. Don Isaak
IGPP, UCLA

Location: 3845 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Geophysical Constraints on the Composition of Earth's Mantle

Presentation: Powerpoint

 
Fall 2005 Seminar Schedule
 
20 Dec 05 Dr. Bogdan Hnat
University of Warwick

Location: 3845 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Scaling and a Fokker-Planck Approach to Fluctuations in the Solar Wind Plasma

Abstract Presentation: Powerpoint

 
13 Dec 05 Dr. Karin Dahmen
Dept. of Physics University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Location: 3845 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Crackling noise and disorder: learning from magnets about earthquakes?

Abstract

 
12 Dec 05 Dr. Thorsten Kleine
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (the ETH)

Location: 3845 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

182Hf-182W dating of core formation in the Earth, the Moon and iron-meteorite parent bodies

Presentation: Powerpoint

 
03 Dec 05 Dr. Gary Zank
Dept. of IGPP, UC Riverside

Location: 3845 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The Interaction of the Interstellar Medium with the Sun: Coalescence of Plasma Physics, Space Physics, and Astrophysics

Abstract

 
29 Nov 05 Dr. Janet Luhmann
UC Berkeley

Location: 3845 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Current Efforts to Model and Measure Interplanetary 'Weather'

Abstract

 
22 Nov 05 Dr. Steve Coley
Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, UCLA

Location: 3845 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The Magnetic Fields of Large-Scale Structure in the Universe

Abstract Presentation: Powerpoint

 
15 Nov 05 Dr. Gary Zank
IGPP, UC Riverside

Location: 3845 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The Interaction of the Interstellar Medium with the Sun: Coalescence of Plasma Physics, Space Physics, and Astrophysics

Abstract

 
08 Nov 05 Dr. Peter Chi
IGPP, UCLA

Location: 3845 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Magnetoseismology: Magnetospheric Sounding by Measuring the Tremors in Space

Presentation: PDF

 
01 Nov 05 Dr. John Vidale
IGPP, UCLA

Location: 3845 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Why are there earthquake swarms in southern California? An interrogation of 71 examples since 1984

Abstract Presentation: Powerpoint

 
25 Oct 05 Dr. Charles Marshall
Harvard University

Location: 3845 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

An Framework for Developing Multi-causal Explanations for Changes in Biodiversity

Abstract

 
18 Oct 05 Dr. Larry Esposito
University of Colorado

Location: 3845 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

History of Saturn's Rings

Abstract Presentation: Powerpoint

 
11 Oct 05 Dr. Mark Harrison
Australian National University and IGPP, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Hadean Continental Growth: Did Plate Tectonics Begin at 4.5 Ga?

Abstract

 
04 Oct 05 Dr. Devendra Lal
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Some new applications of isotopes produced on the Earth, and those accreted from space

Abstract Presentation: Powerpoint

 
Spring 2005 Seminar Schedule
 
07 Jun 05 Dr. Eric Geist
United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Understanding the December 26,2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

 
31 May 05 Dr. Rosaly Lopes
Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The Surface of Titan as seen by the Cassini Radar Mapper

 
24 May 05 Dr. Bjorn Stevens
Dept. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Prototype problems in cumulus convection

 
17 May 05 Dr. Paul Roberts
IGPP & Department of Mathematics, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The 60 year signal from the core

 
10 May 05 Dr. Lauretta
Arizona University

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Iron Meteorites and the Origin of Life

 
Seminar Schedule
 
03 May 05 Seminar canceled

Location:
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

 
Spring 2005 Seminar Schedule
 
26 Apr 05 Prof. Donald Lowe
School of Earth Sciences, Stanford University

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Tectonically driven atmospheric change and climate collapse as a recurring control on Precambrian biological evolution: A specific example from 3.2-2.7 Ga

 
19 Apr 05 Prof. Abby Kavner
Institute of Geophysics & Planetary Physics and Dept. of Earth & Space Sciences, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Electrochemical fractionation of stable isotopes: An explanation for Fe isotope signatures in nature

 
12 Apr 05 Dr. William B. Moore
Dept. of Earth & Space Sciences, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Rotational dynamics of deformable bodies: Martian obliquity and Iapetus' love handles

 
08 Apr 05 Dr. Donald A. Gurnett
Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, University of Iowa

Location: The Harry and Yvonne Lenart Auditorium Fowler Museum of Cultural History
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Exploring Saturn with the Cassini Spacecraft

 
05 Apr 05 Dr. Donald A. Gurnett
Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, University of Iowa

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

In Search of the Heliopause

 
Winter 2005 Seminar Schedule
 
15 Mar 05 Dr. Lee Bargatze
IGPP

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

"Blowin' in the Solar Wind, Chillin' in the Polar Cap" - Space Weather Prediction of the Polar Cap Magnetic Activity Index

Presentation: Powerpoint

 
08 Mar 05 Dr. Robin Canup
Southwestern Research Institute

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Satellite Formation

 
01 Mar 05 Prof. Michael Meyer
Arizona University, Tuscon

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems: Placing Our Solar System in Context

 
22 Feb 05 Dr. Jonathan Fortney
NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Helium Rain and the Evolution of Saturn (and other Giant Planets)

 
15 Feb 05 Dr. Betty Pierazzo
Planetary Science Institute, Tucson

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Impacts and the Evolution of the Martian Biosphere

 
08 Feb 05 Dr. James Lyons
IGPP, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Evolution of Oxygen Isotopes in the Solar Nebula

 
01 Feb 05 Dr. John Hernlund
ESS, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The Temperature of Earth's Core

 
25 Jan 05 Dr. Jeroen Molenmaker
IGPP, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

A New Route to Dissipation in the Ocean

 
18 Jan 05 Dr. William Kurth
Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, University of Iowa

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Initial Results from the Cassini Radio and Plasma Wave Science Investigation at Saturn

 
11 Jan 05 Prof. James C. McWilliams
IGPP, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Surface Gravity Wave Influences on Winds, Currents, Dissolved Materials (and Seismicity)

 
Fall 2004 Seminar Schedule
 
07 Dec 04 Prof. Masaru Kono
Institute for Study of the Earth's Interior, Okayama University

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Paleosecular Variation: Properties of the Geomagnetic Field as Revealed from Paleomagnetic Studies

 
30 Nov 04 Prof. Steve Desch
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Arizona State University

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The Origin of the Short-Lived Radionuclides in the Early Solar System

 
23 Nov 04 Dr. Shuhei Ono
Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institute, Washington

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Sulfur-33 and 36 in Archean and Phanerozoic rocks and their significance in tracing sulfur biogeochemical cycle

 
16 Nov 04 Dr. Andrey Bekker
Dept. of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institute, Washington

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Linked Hydrospheric and Atmospheric Changes Attending Protracted Breakup of the Late Archean Supercontinent

 
09 Nov 04 Prof. Michael Montgomery
Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences, Colorado State University

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Some Recent Developments in Hurricane Science

 
02 Nov 04 Prof. John Wasson
IGPP, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Asteroidal Heat Sources: Inadequacy of Al-26, the Prime Candidate

 
02 Nov 04 Prof. Don Lowe
School of Earth Science, Stanford University

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

CANCELLED

 
26 Oct 04 Prof. Benjamin M. Zuckerman
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

From Massive Asteroid Belts to Massive Planets: Recent Surprises

 
19 Oct 04 Dr. Torrence Johnson
Jet Propulsion Laboratory / California Institute of Technology

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

JIMO-The Icy Moons of Jupiter and Why We Want to Go Back There

 
12 Oct 04 Prof. Alex Hall
Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Northern hemisphere wintertime climate variations forced by changes in earth's orbit

 
05 Oct 04 Prof. Didier Sornette
IGPP, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Multifractal Earthquakes

 
Spring 2004 Seminar Schedule
 
17 Aug 04 IGPP Special Seminar
Prof. Lev M. Zelenyi, Space Research Institute, Russian Academy of Science

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Bifurcated Equilibria of Thin Current Sheet

 
16 Jun 04 IGPP Special Seminar
Dr. John Wygant, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Cluster multi-spacecraft observations of shock-like ion acceleration near a reconnection x-line in the Earth's geomagnetic tail

 
15 Jun 04 IGPP Distinguished Researcher Award
Dr. Krishan Khurana, UCLA, IGPP

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The Evolution of the Surfaces and Atmospheres of Galilean Satellites

 
08 Jun 04 Dr. Achi Brandt
Weizmann Institute of Science and UCLA Math Department

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Multiscale Computation: From Fast Solvers to Systematic upscaling

 
01 Jun 04 NO SPEAKER

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

 
25 May 04 Dr. Rudolph Marcus
Arthur Amos Noyes Professor of Chemistry, CalTech, Nobel Laureate

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Mass-Independent Isotope Effect for Stratospheric Ozone and for the Earliest Minerals

 
18 May 04 NO SEMINAR -
AGU WEEK

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

 
11 May 04 Dr. Frank Kyte
IGPP, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Was There a Comet Shower in the Late Eocene?

 
04 May 04 Dr. David Thompson
University of Colorado, Boulder

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Interpretation of Recent Southern Hemisphere Climate Change

 
27 Apr 04 Dr. Sara Mikaloff-Fletcher
Atmospheric Sciences, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Oceanic Uptake of Anthropogenic Carbon Estimated from Dissolved Inorganic Carbon Observations and Models

 
20 Apr 04 Dr. Nilton Renno
University of Michigan

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Thermodynamical and Electrical Properties of Terrestrial and Martian Dust Devils and Dust Storms

 
13 Apr 04 Dr. Albert Haldemann
Mars Exploration Rover Deputy Project Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Recent Results from Spirit and Opportunity

 
06 Apr 04 Dr. Maria Rivera
Molecular Biology Institute, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Horizontal Gene Transfer and Genome Evolution

 
Winter 2004 Seminar Schedule
 
16 Mar 04 Dr. Jamie Kellogg
Earth & Space Sciences, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Modeling Mantle Isotopic Heterogeneity: The FOZO's in the Pudding

 
09 Mar 04 Dr. Ralph Shuping
Astronomy, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The Hazards of Star Formation in the Orion Nebula

 
02 Mar 04 Dr. Maria Rivera
Molecular Biology Institute, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Horizontal Gene Transfer and Genome Evolution

 
24 Feb 04 Prof. Gerald Schubert
Chair, Earth & Space Sciences, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Plumes, Superplumes and the Inverse Problem of Mantle Convection

 
17 Feb 04 Dr. Joerg Buechner
Max Planck Institute for Aeronomy, Lindau, Germany

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Reconnection at Sun and Earth: Observations and Simulations

 
10 Feb 04 Dr. Jerome Noir
Earth & Space Sciences, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Precession and Dynamic of Planetary's Cores: Experimental Evidence on Non-Linear Resonance Effects Between Precession and the Tilt-Over Mode

 
03 Feb 04 Dr. Robert Tyler
University of Washington

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Electric and Magnetic Fields Generated by Ocean Flow

 
27 Jan 04 Prof. Michael Ghil
IGPP & Atmospheric Sciences, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Did Celestial Chaos Kill Dinosaurs?

 
20 Jan 04 Dr. Guy Brasseur
Director, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Atmospheric Ozone and the Climate System

 
13 Jan 04 Prof. David Gubbins
School of Earth Sciences, University of Leeds, England

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

What Can Kinematics Tell Us About Earth's Dynamo?

 
Fall 2003 Seminar Schedule
 
09 Dec 03 NO SEMINAR - AGU WEEK

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

 
02 Dec 03 Professor Mark Morris
Department of Physics and Astronomy, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Disks and Jets Around DSO's - Dying Stellar Objects

 
25 Nov 03 Professor Vladimir Keilis-Borok
Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Short-Term Earthquake Prediction

 
18 Nov 03 Dr. Alessandro Cacciani
University of Rome/Sacramento Peak Observatory

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The Sodium and Potassium Lines as Diagnostics for Solar and Earth Atmospheric Dynamics

 
11 Nov 03 NO SEMINAR - Veteran's Holiday

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

 
04 Nov 03 Dr. Glen Stewart
Laboratory of Astrophysics & Space Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Disk Weather: Rossby Waves in Protoplanetary Disks

 
28 Oct 03 Professor Tom Ahrens
Geological and Planetary Sciences, CALTECH

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Accretion of the Earth

 
21 Oct 03 Dr. Karen Felzer
Earth and Space Sciences, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The Triggering of Large Earthquakes by Small Aftershocks

 
14 Oct 03 Dr. Vladislav Sidorenko
Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics, Moscow, Russia

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Evolution of the Rotational Motion of a Planet with a Liquid Core

 
07 Oct 03 Dr. Alan Rubin
Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Chondrule Recall: Choosing Among Unpopular Candidates for Formation Models

 
Spring 2003 Seminar Schedule
 
10 Jun 03 Dr. Eric Rignot
Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Subaqueous Melting of Antarctic Ice Streams

 
03 Jun 03 Dr. W. A. Newman
ESS, Astronomy and Mathematicks, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Atmospheric Accretion on Airless Planets: The Role of Oblique Impact Events

 
27 May 03 Prof. David Saltzberg
Physics Dept., UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Hunting for Cosmic Neutrinos in Antarctic Ice, Salt Domes and the Lunar Regolith

 
20 May 03 Prof. Forrest Mozer
Space Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Polar Satellite Observations of the Ion and Electron Diffusion Regions at the Subsolar Magnetopause

 
13 May 03 Dr. John Delaney
Univesity of Washington

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

NEPTUNE: An Interactive Network of Submarine Laboratories at the Scale of a Tectonic Plate - A New Paradigm in Earth and Ocean Sciences

 
06 May 03 Dr. Alan Rubin
IGPP, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

What Heated the Asteroids?

 
29 Apr 03 Dr. Ciska Kemper
SIRTF Fellow, UCLA Div. of Astronomy

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Determining the Composition of Dust in Astrophysical Environments

 
22 Apr 03 Dr. Uriel Frisch
Laboratoire G.D. Cassini, Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur, Nice

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Back to the Primordial Universe by a Monge-Ampere-Kantorovich Mass Transportation Method

 
15 Apr 03 Dr. Alan Boss
Dept. of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Washington

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

A Heretic's Approach to Solar System Formation

 
08 Apr 03 NO SEMINAR - EGS / AGU / EUG

Location:
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

 
01 Apr 03 Prof. Doug Hammond
Earth Sciences, University of Southern California

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Oceanic Germanium/Silicon Ratios: A Tracer for Weathering or Paleothermometry

 
Winter 2003 Seminar Schedule
 
18 Mar 03 Dr. Ilia Zaliapin
IGPP, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Multiscale Trend Analysis

 
11 Mar 03 2003 Slichter Lecturer - Dr. Susan Solomon
NOAA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Visible Spectroscopy: From Ozone Depletion to Clouds and Climate

 
04 Mar 03 Dr. Andy Ridgwell
UC Riverside & University of East Anglia, UK

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

When Penguins and Polar Bears Meet (The Occurrence of Global Ice Ages)

 
25 Feb 03 Dr. Galen Gisler
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Three-Dimensional Fluid Simulations of Terrestrial Impact Events

 
18 Feb 03 Dr. Alan Boss - CANCELLED DUE TO BLIZZARD ON EAST COAST
Dept. of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Washington

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

A Heretic's Approach to Solar System Formation

 
11 Feb 03 Dr. Mike Manga
University of California, Berkeley

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Using Springs to Study Subsurface Geological Processes

 
04 Feb 03 Dr. James Weygand
IGPP, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The Nature of Fluctuations Observed by Cluster in the Plasma Sheet

 
28 Jan 03 Dr. Jon Aurnou
ESS, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Turbulent Viscosity Measurements Relevant to Planetary Core-Mantle Dynamics

 
21 Jan 03 Dr. Tom Moore
NASA/GSFC

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

What Does IMAGE Have to Say About Reconnection?

 
14 Jan 03 Prof. Nicolas Gruber
IGPP & Atmospheric Sciences, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Extratropical Variability in the Ocean Carbon Cycle

 
07 Jan 03 Dr. Vahe Peroomian
IGPP, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The Entry of Solar Wind Ions into the Magnetosphere

 
Fall 2002 Seminar Schedule
 
12 Dec 02 Dr. Georgey Zastenker
Space Science Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Variability of the Solar Wind

 
10 Dec 02 FALL AGU

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

NO COLLOQUIUM

 
03 Dec 02 Dr. Mostafa El-Alaoui
IGPP, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Dynamics of the Near-Earth Magnetosphere During a Magnetic Storm: MHD Results

 
26 Nov 02 Prof. Paul Tackley
Earth and Space Sciences, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Can Geochemical and Geophysical Constraints on Mantle Structure and Dynamics be Reconciled?

 
19 Nov 02 Dr. James G. Williams
Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Earth-Moon Ranging and Geophysics

 
12 Nov 02 Dr. Paul DeCarli
SRI International, Menlo Park

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Shock Wave Metamorphism: Shock Wave Synthesis of Diamond and Other High Pressure Phases

 
05 Nov 02 Dr. Massimo Vergassola
Observatoire de Nice

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Particles and Fields in Fluid Turbulence

 
29 Oct 02 Dr. Gregory Laughlin
University of California, Santa Cruz

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Transitsearch.org--A Massively Parallel Telescope

 
22 Oct 02 Prof. David Gubbins
Leeds University

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Low Secular Variation in the Pacific: Implications for Geodynamo Models

 
15 Oct 02 Dr. Stan Peale
UCSB

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Tidally Induced Volcanism

 
08 Oct 02 Dr. Heidi Houston
Earth and Space Sciences, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Observational Constraints on Deep Earthquake Generation

 
01 Oct 02 Dr. Fortunat Joos
Climate and Environmental Physics, University of Bern, Switerzland

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

From Variations in the Climate and Carbon Cycle Over the Past Millenium to Probabilistic Climate Forecasts

 
Spring 2002 Seminar Schedule
 
13 Jun 02 Dr. M. Indira Venkatesan, IGPP, UCLA
Distinguished Researcher Lecture

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Molecular Markers and Environmental Geochemistry

 
11 Jun 02 Prof. Alexandre Soloviev
Director, Int'l Institute of Earthquake Prediction Theory & Mathematical Geophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Dynamics of Blocks and Faults Systems

 
04 Jun 02 Dr. Richard D. Hansen
IGPP, UCLA & Foundation for Anthropological Research & Environmental Studies (FARES)

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Stones, Bones and Geophysical Science: Current Research in the Mirador Basin of Northern Guatemala

 
28 May 02 Prof. Robert L. McPherron
IGPP & ESS, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Multiple Spacecraft Observations of the Tail Magnetic Field by CLUSTER

 
21 May 02 Prof. Shouhong Wang
Indiana University

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Some Mathematical Problems in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

 
14 May 02 Prof. W. Schopf
CSEOL/IGPP & ESS, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Laser-Raman Imagery of Ancient Fossils

 
07 May 02 Prof. Walter Gekelman
Physics Dept., UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Generation of Intense Alfven Waves by Expanding Plasmas

 
30 Apr 02 Dr. Howard Singer
Chief, Research and Development Division, NOAA Space Environment Center

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Sun to Earth: Challenges in Geomagnetic Storm Research and Forecasting

 
23 Apr 02 Prof. Doug Durian
Physics Dept., UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The Flow of Foam

 
16 Apr 02 Prof. Michael Efroimsky
Inst. of Mathematics and Its Applications, University of Minnesota

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Inelastic Dissipation in a Freely Precessing Rotator: Applications to Tumbling Asteroids & Comets, Planetary Wobble, Cosmic-Dust Astrophysics, Rotating Spacecraft, etc.

 
09 Apr 02 Dr. Jean O. Dickey
Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Caltech

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Interdisciplinary Space Geodesy: Challenges in the GRACE Era

 
02 Apr 02 Prof. William Dewar
Dept. of Oceanography, Florida State University

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Ocean Dynamics in Mid-Latitude Climate

 
Winter 2002 Seminar Schedule
 
22 Mar 02 End of Quarter

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

 
19 Mar 02 Dr. Martin Connors
Athabasca University

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The Gravitational Three Body Problem in the Solar System

 
12 Mar 02 Prof. Lynne Hillenbrand
Caltech, Dept. of Astronomy

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Young Circumstellar Disks and Their Prospects for Planet Formation

 
05 Mar 02 CANCELLED
Prof. Eugenia Kalnay

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

 
04 Mar 02 MONDAY SPECIAL COLLOQUIUM with Prof. Christophe Sotin
Universite de Nantes

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Europa: Convection, Tidal Heating and Deep Ocean

 
26 Feb 02 Prof. George Cody
Carnegie Institution of Washington

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Searching for Useful Carbon Fixation Pathways in a Prebiotic World: The Geochemical Roots of Life

 
19 Feb 02 Prof. Ed Stone
CalTech

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Voyager's Search for the Heliopause

 
12 Feb 02 Dr. Inseok Song
Astronomy Department, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Nearby Young Stars and Planets

 
05 Feb 02 Prof. Donald L. Turcotte
Cornell University

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Damage Mechanics and Seismicity

 
29 Jan 02 Prof. Roger Ulrich
Astronomy Department, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Solar Magnetism - Are There Long Term Trends?

 
22 Jan 02 Dr. Steven Stanley
John Hopkins University

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Secular Oscillations in the Mineralogy of Dominant Carbonate-Secreting Organisms Driven by Tectonically Forced Shifts in Seawater Chemistry

 
15 Jan 02 CANCELLED
Dr. Vahe Peroomian

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

 
08 Jan 02 Dr. Dietmar Krauss-Varban
Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, UCSD

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Advances in Kinetic Simulations of the Solar Wind-Magnetosphere Interaction

 
Fall 2001 Seminar Schedule
 
14 Dec 01 END OF QUARTER

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

 
11 Dec 01 NO COLLOQUIUM
AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION (San Francisco)

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

 
04 Dec 01 Dr. David Neelin
Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences & IGPP, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

On the Dynamics of Summer Monsoon Convective Zones

 
27 Nov 01 Dr. I. Zaliapin
IGPP, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Some Naive Models for Earthquakes - Part II: Boolean Delay Equation Models for Earthquake Prediction

 
20 Nov 01 Dr. Michael Ghil
Director, IGPP, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Some Naive Models for Earthquakes - Part I: Boolean Delay Equations as Succinct Models for Climate, Earthquakes, Evolution and Other Complex Stuff

 
13 Nov 01 Dr. Andrea P. Belz
Caltech / JPL

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Bug-Rock Interactions: Linking Geochemistry and Microbiology Through Biomineralization

 
06 Nov 01 Dr. David Noone
JPL / Caltech

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Modeling Isotopes of H2O and CO2 Globally to Understand the Role of the Biosphere in the Climate System

 
30 Oct 01 Dr. Bernard Pak
University of California, Irvine

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Multi-Species Approach to Improve Our Understanding of the Carbon Cycle

 
23 Oct 01 Dr. Jim Lyons
Earth & Space Sciences, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Mass-Independent Fractionation of Oxygen Isotopes in Atmospheric Gases and Aerosols

 
16 Oct 01 Dr. Imke de Pater
University of California, Berkeley

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Solar System Studies at Near and Mid-Infrared Wavelengths with the Keck Telescope: First Results with the Adaptive Optics System

 
09 Oct 01 Dr. Gary Zank
Director, IGPP, UC Riverside

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The Journey of the Sun Through the Galaxy

 
02 Oct 01 Dr. Vikki Meadows
Jet Propulsion Laboratory / Caltech

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The Virtual Planetary Laboratory Towards Characterizing Extrasolar Terrestrial Planets

 
Spring 2001 Seminar Schedule
 
12 Jun 01 Annick Pouquet
NCAR

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The Role of Intermittency in Geophysical and Astrophysical Turbulent Fluids: The Case of Coupling to a Magnetic Field

 
05 Jun 01 Jean M. Carlson
UCSB

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Complexity and Robustness: HOT New Ideas in the Theory of Complex Systems with Applications in Ecology and Evolution

 
29 May 01 Renata Wentzcovitch
Dept. of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, Univ. of Minnesota

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Materials Theory and Mineral Physics

 
22 May 01 Robert Strangeway, IGPP Distinguished Researcher
IGPP, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Newton and Maxwell in Space Plasmas: The Mechanical View of Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling

 
15 May 01 Dan McKenzie
Cambridge University

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The Rheology of the Lithosphere of Earth, Venus, and Mars

 
08 May 01 NO COLLOQUIM

Location: tba
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

IGPP ANNUAL MEETING

 
01 May 01 Peter D. Ward
University of Washington

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

New Evidence for Rapid Mass Extinction at the Permian/Triassic and Triassic/Jurassic Boundaries

 
24 Apr 01 Andre Berger
Universite Catholique de Louvain

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Paleoclimate simulations with a coupled atmosphere-ocean-cryosphere model

 
17 Apr 01 Didier Sornette
IGPP & ESS, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

2050: The End of the Growth Era (Finite-time Singularity in the Dynamics of the World Population and Economic Indices)

 
10 Apr 01 John Wasson, Organizer

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Heat Balance Mini-Symposium

 
03 Apr 01 Bruce Bills
IGPP/Scripps and NASA/GSFC

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Fourier, Legendre, and Milankovitch: Searching for the Connection between Orbital, Rotaional, and Climatic Variations

 
Winter 2001 Seminar Schedule
 
20 Mar 01 Lee-Leung Fu
Caltech/JPL

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Oceanography from satellite altimetry: from internal waves to global mean sea level change

 
13 Mar 01 Kingtse Mo
Climate Prediction Center, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, Washington DC

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Climate Variability in the Atlantic and linkages to the Pacific

 
06 Mar 01 Carol Raymond
NASA/JPL

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Magnetic Anomalies and Tectonics on Mars

 
27 Feb 01 Jess Adkins
Caltech

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The temperature and circulation rate of the glacial deep ocean

 
20 Feb 01 Eric Gaidos
Caltech

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Tectonics of Europa's Ice Crust and its Implications for Subsurface Ecologies

 
13 Feb 01 Mark Moldwin
IGPP & ESS, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Music of the Spheres: Using ULF resonances to study space weather

 
06 Feb 01 Cin-Ty Lee
Harvard

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

On the strength and stability of continental lithosphere: A geochemical approach to geodynamics in the North American Cordillera

 
30 Jan 01 Arthur Calderwood
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The Power Sources that Drive the Geomagnetic Dynamo: A Re-evaluation using a Self-Consistent Geochemical Model

 
23 Jan 01 Aaron Pietruszka
Dept. of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington DC

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

226Ra-230Th-238U disequilibria of historical Kilauea lavas and the dynamics of mantle melting within the Hawaiian plume

 
16 Jan 01 Nicolas Gruber
IGPP & Dept. Atmos. Sci., UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The role of the oceans as a sink for anthropogenic CO2

 
09 Jan 01 Ronald Elliot Cohen
Carnegie Institution of Washington

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Towards an understanding of Earth's mantle and core materials from first-principles

 
Fall 2000 Seminar Schedule
 
12 Dec 00 Walter Lyons
FMA Research, Inc.

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The Hundred Year Hunt for the Sprite or Mesospheric Optical Responses to Tropospheric Lightning

 
05 Dec 00 Grant Branstator
NCAR

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Patterns of atmospheric climate variability: Modes or regimes?

 
28 Nov 00 Vladimir G. Kossobokov
International Institute of Earthquake Prediction Theory & Mathematical Geophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Recent Largest Earthquakes of the World Confirm Earthquake Prediction Method

 
21 Nov 00 Bernard Minster
Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Airborne and spaceborne lidars: New tools for Earth science

 
14 Nov 00 Tilman Spohn
University Munster

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The Galilean Satellites: Some nagging questions, some attempts at answers

 
07 Nov 00 James L. Burch
Southwest Research Institute

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Multispectral Imaging of the Earth

 
31 Oct 00 Margaret Kivelson
ESS, IGPP, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Planetary Magnetospheres for Physicists

 
17 Oct 00 Prof. Jitendra Goswami
Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Time-scales of early solar system processes: The unresolved issues

 
10 Oct 00 Krishan Khurana
IGPP, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

A Geophysicist's Tale: Induced Magnetic Fields, an Ocean on Europa, and Questions on Extraterrestrial Life

 
03 Oct 00 Michael Ghil
IGPP, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Hilbert Problems for the Geosciences in the 21st Century

 
27 Sep 00 Ke Ke Zhang
Exeter University

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

An Analytical Theory for Inertial Oscillations in the Earth's Fluid Core

 
Spring 2000 Seminar Schedule
 
06 Jun 00 Richard Turco
Atmospheric Sciences, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Ion-induced aerosol nucleation in the atmosphere: Linking galactic cosmicradiation to cloud formation

 
30 May 00 Julia Paegle
University of Utah

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Atmospheric low level jets over the Americas

 
23 May 00 Jean O. Dickey
Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Atmospheric Excitation of Earth Rotation: Studies from an Earth Science Perspective

 
16 May 00 Stephen Morris
University of California, Berkeley

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Rheological control of the Olivine-Spinel transformation rate

 
09 May 00 Jim Arnold
University of California, San Diego

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Recollections of Bill Libby and 14C dating

 
08 May 00 Frank Kyte
IGPP, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

**1st IGPP Distinguished Researcher Lecture
Tales of Eltanin: The asteroid from the bottom of the sea

 
02 May 00 Dave Loper
FSU, Tallahassee

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Modeling karstic aquifers

 
25 Apr 00 Alan Rubin
IGPP, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Constraints on the origin of chrondrules

 
18 Apr 00 Jim Labelle
Dartmouth

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

High-frequency plasma waves observed from a rocket in the Earth's auroral ionosphere: Evidence for plasma frequency eigenmodes

 
11 Apr 00 Paul Tackley
ESS, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

The known and unknown physics of deformation in the plate-mantle system

 
Seminar Schedule
 
31 Dec 69

Location:
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

 
31 Dec 69

Location:
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

 
Spring 2000 Seminar Schedule
 
04 Apr 00 Valdimir Keilis-Borok
UC Regents Professor, ESS, UCLA

Location: 3853 Slichter Hall
Lecture at 4:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:45 PM

Earthquake prediction based on a model of fault networks

 


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