Events

"BASS-Ultracool: Finding isolated planetary-mass objects in the neighborhood"

Jonathan Gagne

March 3, 2016
DTM Weekly Seminar Sries
Jonathan Gagné

Jonathan Gagné, Sagan Fellow at DTM, will give a talk titled, "BASS-Ultracool: Finding isolated planetary-mass objects in the neighborhood", at 11 a.m. on Thursday, 3 March 2016, in the Greenewalt Lecture Hall as part of DTM's Weekly Seminar Series.

Gagné received his Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Montreal in 2015. His research interests include brown dwarfs, young moving groups, direct-imaging of exoplanets, near-infrared spectroscopy, and the detection of exoplanets by radial velocity measurements.

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

"Subducting slab dynamics in regions with multiple active subduction zones"

Adam Holt

February 29, 2016
DTM Weekly Seminar Series
Adam Holt

Adam Holt, a final year geophysics Ph.D. student at the University of Southern California, will give a talk titled, "Subducting slab dynamics in regions with multiple active subduction zones", at 4 p.m. on Monday, 29 February 2016, in the Greenewalt Lecture Hall as part of DTM's Weekly Seminar Series.

Holt's research utilizes numerical models to study the dynamics of subduction zones. Particular focuses include how the mechanical properties of lithospheric plates affect slab morphologies, plate velocities, and subduction-induced mantle flow, and how subducting slabs interact dynamically with additional slabs that are in close proximity. 

Coffee, tea, and light snacks will be served before the lecture at 3:30 p.m.

"Asteroids as Records of Solar System History"

Francesca DeMeo

February 25, 2016
DTM Weekly Seminar Series
Francesca DeMeo

Francesca DeMeo, a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will give a talk titled, "Asteroids as Records of Solar System History" , at 11 a.m. on Thursday, 25 February 2016, in the Greenewalt Lecture Hall as part of DTM's Weekly Seminar Series.

DeMeo received her Ph.D. in astronomy and astrophysics from the Observatoire de Paris in 2010. Her field of expertise is understanding the surface compositions of asteroids and Kuiper Belt Objects through visible and near-infrared spectroscopic measurements. Because asteroids are the remnants of solar system formation and the leftover building blocks of the planets, studying their composition and distribution reveals the conditions of solar system formation and provides evidence of the dynamical evolution since formation.

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

"Sulfur isotopic variability in meteoritic materials"

James Farquhar

February 18, 2016
DTM Weekly Seminar Series
James Farquhar

James Farquhar, a professor at the Earth Systems Science Interdisciplinary Center and Department of Geology at the University of Maryland, will give a talk titled, "Sulfur isotopic variability in meteoritic materials", at 11 a.m. on Thursday, 18 February 2016, in the Greenewalt Lecture Hall as part of DTM's Weekly Seminar Series.

Farquhar received his Ph.D. in Earth and atmospheric sciences from the University of Alberta in 1995. He is interested in table isotope geochemistry, including atmosphere-surface interactions, atmospheric evolution, sulfur and oxygen biogeochemistry, meteorite studies, isotopic exchange and thermometry.

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

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