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2009 GL Seminars

2009 GL Seminars

12/21/09-  Liping Qin- Carnegie Institution of Washington, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism
“Isotopic Heterogeneity

12/7/09- Trevor Ireland- Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University
“Oxygen isotopes and sources of oxygen on the Moon”

12/7/09- Stefan Sievert- Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
“Energy in the Dark: Fuel for Life at Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents and Beyond”

11/23/09- Maureen Feineman-Penn State, Assistant Professor of Geosciences
"From Eclogites to Arc Magmas: Fluids in Subduction Zones"

11/16/09- Laura Wasylenki-Arizona State University, School of Earth & Space Exploration
“How Does Metal Adsorption Cause Isotopes to Apportion”

11/9/09- Typhoon Lee- Director, Inst. Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica
“Searching for Small (< 1 km) and/or Distant Kuiper Belt Objects with the Taiwanese American Occultation Survey”

11/2/09- Jack Beauchamp- Caltech
“The Complex Chemistry of Nanoparticles and Nanodroplets in Relation to the Origin and Extinction of Life”

/10/26/09- Nita Sahai-Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison
“Mineral Surface Controls on Early Cell Membrane Evolution”

10/19/09- John Armstrong-Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington
“The Disputed Discovery of Element 43: Reexamination of an Elegant Use, 80 Years Ago, of  Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Nanoanalysis”

10/13/09- Ben Passey-Johns Hopkins University
“Clumped Isotope Paleothermometry of Soil Carbonates and Applications to Environments of Human Evolution in East Africa”

10/5/09- I-Ming Chou-USGS
“Synthetic C-O-H-S Fluid Inclusions in Fused Silica Capillary Capsules and Applications”

9/28/09- Sergei Stishov-Russian Academy of Sciences
“New studies of the magnetic phase transition in MnSi at ambient and high pressure”

9/21/09- Christopher Cahill-The George Washington University
“Hybrid materials from the f elements: Synthesis, structure and spectroscopy”

9/14/09- George Makhtadze-Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
“Specific Volume Changes of Globular Proteins upon Unfolding Implications for the P-T diagram of Protein Stability”

9/10/09- Guoyin Shen-HPCAT & HPSynC
“High pressure dimension in x-ray science”

7/20/09- Naomi Levin-Johns Hopkins University
“Climatic and environmental change in eastern African since the Pliocene: Insights from the oxygen isotopic composition of soils, teeth and water”

7/15/09- Paul Loubeyre-Départment de Physique Théorique et Appliquée, Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique (CEA), France
"Calculations versus experiments in high pressure physics: a discussion of a few recent results"

7/13/09- Susan Kieffer-University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
“Is Saturn's satellite, Enceladus, an oasis or an iceball”

7/7/09- Amy Lazicki-Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington
 “Anomalous optical and electronic properties of dense sodium”

6/15/09- Stephen Macko-National Science Foundation & University of Virginia, Charlottsville
“How stable isotope studies on the diets of mummies stressed out the Corn Refiners Association”

6/9/09- Ho-Kwang (Dave) Mao-Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington
“The new paradigm of high-pressure science”

6/1/09- Andrew J. Campbell-University of Maryland
“Melting and phase relations in planetary cores”

5/18/09- Ronald Cohen-Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington
“Theory of minerals at high pressures beyond Band Theory”

5/12/09- Bill McDonough-University of Maryland
“Geoneutrinos and heat production in the Earth: Constraints and implications”

5/4/09- George Cody-Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington
“Establishing the correct molecular structure for extraterrestrial organic matter and why this matters”

4/27/09- Paul Asimow-CalTech
 “Global synthesis of shock and static equation of state data on MgSiO3 perovskite, post-perovskite and melt”

4/20/09- Andrew Rappe-University of Pennsylvania
“A multi-faceted approach to designing solar energy capture materials”

4/13/09- Artem R. Oganov-State University of New York at Stony Brook
“Prediction of novel crystal structures at high pressure”

4/6/09- Elizabeth Cottrell-Smithsonian Institution
“The oxidation state of the mantle as a function of tectonic setting and water content”

4/2/09- Xiaoli Tang-UCLA
“Theory and simulation of thermal and thermal transport properties of crystals”

3/30/09- Ying Wang-Caltech
 “Equilibrium D/H fractionation of carbon-bound hydrogen”

3/27/09- Daniel Hummer-Penn State University
 “Probing nanoscale phase stability reversals at the onset of crystallization”

3/26/09- Julius Ojwang-Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington
“Modeling the sorption dynamics of complex metal hydrides using ReaxFF”

3/23/09- Brandy Toner-University of Minnesota
 “Biogeochemical transformations of hydrothermally-sourced iron at the mid-ocean ridge”

3/19/09- Yoko Kebukawa-Osaka University
“Kinetics of thermal decomposition of organic matter from carbonaceous chondrites and influence of minerals”

3/16/09- Shigehiko Tateno-Tokyo Institute of Technology
“Phase transition and melting in the deep lower mantle”

3/12/09- Dominique Tobler-University of Leeds
“Extreme habitats of life: From siliceous hot springs to sulfuric caves and Arctic ice”

3/9/09- Michael Bizimis-University of South Carolina
“Scales of chemical heterogeneity in the Hawaiian plume”

3/5/09- Bradley De Gregorio-Naval Research Laboratory
“Chemistry of presolar organic nanoglobules in carbonaceous chondrites”

3/2/09- Lowell Miyagi-University of California, Berkeley
“Understanding Deformation in the Deep Earth Through Texture and Anisotropy”

2/19/09- Chris Seagle-University of Chicago
“Physical properties and phase equilibria of core materials”

2/17/09- Francis McCubbin-Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington
“Deciphering the magmatic volatile history of the Moon and Mars: Inferences from mineral chemistry”

2/9/09- Craig Manning-UCLA
 “Aluminosilicate polymerization in geofluids at high P and T: Causes and geologic consequences”

2/2/09- Frank Robb-University of Maryland
“Life in hot carbon monoxide”

1/26/09- Angele Ricolleau-Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington
“Density profile of pyrolite under the lower mantle conditions: An experimental high pressure-high temperature study”

1/22/09-Michael Walter-University of Bristol
“Deep mantle diamonds from Juina Brazil: The scent of subduction”

1/12/09- Bjorn Mysen-Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington
“Reduced COHN volatiles in silicate melts: Implications for their chemical and isotopic evolution in the silicate Earth”

1/7/09- Reinhard Boehler-Max Planck Institute, Mainz, Germany
“Melting experiments and temperatures in the Earth”

1/5/09 - Mike Armstrong-Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
“Ultrafast shock waves at high precompression in a diamond anvil cell”