Events

The Geodynamo: A Unique Window Into the Dynamics of Earth's Deep Interior

November 8, 2018
Neighborhood Lecture Series
Dr. Peter Driscoll

Earth's magnetic field is generated by convective motion in the liquid iron outer core, commonly referred to as the geodynamo. The magnetic field has been protecting Earth from harmful charged particles for at least the last 2.5 billion years, and possibly longer. In this talk, Dr. Peter Driscoll will discuss the physical mechanisms that produce the geomagnetic field, conduct a brief survey of planetary magnetism, and explore Earth’s rich paleomagnetic history preserved in ancient rocks, including polarity reversals, superchrons, paleointensity, and the impact of the solidification of the inner core. He will highlight the pioneering contributions made by the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism on early studies of geomagnetism.

Register via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-dynamics-of-earths-deep-interior-registration-50430902186

It's Mostly Gas: The Dominant Role of Bubbles in Generating Low-Frequency Seismicity at Open-vent Volcanoes

November 8, 2018
DTM Weekly Seminar Series
Greg Waite

Greg Waite, of Michigan Technological University, will present his lecture at 11 a.m. on November 8, 2018, in the Greenewalt Lecture Hall as part of DTM's Weekly Seminar Series.

Coffee, tea, and a light breakfast will be served before the lecture, at 10:30 a.m.

Rifting in a Magma-Poor System: Constraints on the evolution of the Malawi Rift from Active- and Passive-Source Seismic Imaging

November 1, 2018
DTM Weekly Seminar Series
Natalie Accardo

Natalie Accardo, postdoc at PennState University, will present her lecture at 11 a.m. EDT on November 1, 2018, in the Greenewalt Lecture Hall as part of DTM's Weekly Seminar Series.

Coffee, tea, and a light breakfast will be served before the lecture, at 10:30 a.m.

A Laboratory Next to a Comet Nucleus - Rosetta COSIMA at 67P

October 25, 2018
DTM Weekly Seminar Series
Martin Hilchenbach

Martin Hilchenbach, of the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, will present his lecture at 11 a.m. EDT on October 25, 2018, in the Greenewalt Lecture Hall as part of DTM's Weekly Seminar Series.

Coffee, tea, and a light breakfast will be served before the lecture, at 10:30 a.m.

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