Events

"Ethics Workshop"

Rick Carlson

June 15, 2016
Postdoctoral Development Workshop Series
Richard Carlson

Richard Carlson, director of DTM, will lead a discussion* titled "Ethics Workshop" at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, in the Abelson Collaboration Center as part of DTM's Postdoctoral Development Workshop Series.

Carlson received his PH.D. in Earth sciences from Scripps Institution of Oceanography in 1980. His current research focus includes the study of nucleosynthetic heterogeneity in the early Solar nebula, attempts to more precisely determine the age of Earth’s moon, and various projects aimed at understanding the origin and evolution of continental crust on Earth and the consequences of its formation for the chemical constitution and structure of Earth’s interior.

Coffee, tea, and lights snacks will be served before the workshop at 2:30 p.m.

*This workshop is open to Carnegie personnel only.

"25 Years Ago at Pinatubo: The Forecast, Climax, and Aftermath of a Giant Eruption"

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June 13, 2016
Carnegie Science Public Lecture
Chris Newhall & Renato Solidum

Twenty-five years ago, a small team of Philippine and US scientists worked feverishly to forecast what newly-awakened Mount Pinatubo might do, and to alert everyone from indigenous peoples to high tech military about what to expect and the possible need to evacuate.   Skepticism was high and had to be overcome with a combination of video, hard facts and numbers, and personal trust.   Uncertainties were also high, which required erring on the side of safety and being willing to be wrong. Chris Newhall will highlight the pre-eruption preparation and introduce the eruption, and Renato Solidum will trace events from the eruption through long-lasting lahars.

The Carnegie Institution will open its doors at 6:00 p.m. The lecture will start at 6:45 p.m. An overflow room, with screens, will be available when the auditorium reaches maximum capacity. Seating in the auditorium is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The lecture is free, but registration is required. Click here to register.

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Program Partners: Carnegie Institution for Science, The Embassy of the Philippines in Washington D.C., The United States Geological Survey, and The Smithsonian Institution

"Young Stars and Disks"

Jessica Donaldson

June 2, 2016
DTM Weekly Seminar Series
Jessica Donaldson

Jessica Donaldson, a postdoctoral associate at DTM, will give a talk titled "Young Stars and Disks" at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2016, in the Greenewalt Lecture Hall as part of DTM's Weekly Seminar Series. 

Donaldson received her Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2014. Donaldson's research focuses on understanding the last stages of planet formation by observing circumstellar environments. Specifically, she tries to determine the composition of dust grains in young debris disks which may be the sites of ongoing planet formation. 

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

"EARTHQUAKES; Forecasting and Prediction: Why Have we Failed?"

I. Selwyn Sacks

May 26, 2016
DTM Weekly Seminar Series
Selwyn Sacks

Selwyn Sacks, staff scientist emeritus at DTM, will give a talk titled "EARTHQUAKES; Forecasting and Prediction: Why Have we Failed?" at 11 a.m. on Thursday, 26 May 2016, in the Greenewalt Lecture Hall as part of DTM's Weekly Seminar Series. 

Sacks received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Witwatersrand in 1961. His research interests include geophysics, seismology, tectonophysics, and core structure.

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

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