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Seminars

Check this page regularly for the Earth Sciences Seminar Series schedule as well as Special Seminars hosted by the Department.Microbial controls on biogeochemical carbon cycling in marine sediments

Rockfest Seminar Schedule

ESSSLOGO

ES Seminars Schedule 2020 – 2021 are being presented online. 

Check each individual seminar for details on how to join – times and days will vary, including the time zones!

17 September 2020

Zoom meeting at noon Eastern Time

Laura Waters
New Mexico Institute of Technology

Mineralogical Society of America’s distinguished lecturer

Why doesn’t continental crust evolve to its fullest potential?

Register for this Seminar here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqceCgqjosG9Ax8rCSKwwgXRUJ5lfJj0m9

01 October 2020  Noon

John Geissman
University of Texas at Dallas

 

  TBA

22 October 2020

*Special Seminar*

Noon

Judith Kinnard

 

 

The Bushveld Complex, South Aftrica – The First Hundred Years

A tribute to Tony Naldrett

 

05 November 2020

 

 Noon

Philips Ahzegbobor Aizebeokhai

 
Near-surface characterisation using geoelectrical resistivity method: field examples, challenges and opportunities
 

19 November 2020

 

Mads Huuse

 

Glaciation of the North Sea Basin

14 January 2021

Noon

Sarah Hirschorn

Nuclear Waste Management Organization

Characterizing Sites for a Deep Geological Repository for Canada’s Used Nuclear Fuel

28 January 2021

Noon

Stephanie Olsen

Purdue University

Oxygenic Photosynthesis on an Anoxic Earth: Implications for Exoplanet Life Detection

11 February 2021

 

Zachary E. Ross

California Institute of Technology

3D fault architecture controls the dynamism of earthquake swarms

Past Seminars:

ES Seminars Schedule 2019 – 2020

Time: Noon (unless otherwise stated)

Place: ES2093 “Seminar Room”

12 September 2019 Noon Sarah Gleeson
GFZ Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
Dan Gregory SEDEX Diagenesis, Sulfur, and Giant Zn Deposits
03 October 2019  Noon John Jamieson
Memorial University
Melissa Anderson VHMS Ore-forming processes on the seafloor – understanding the difference between black smoker vent fields and the formation of metal-rich massive sulfide mineral deposits

16 October 2019

*Special Geophysics Seminar*

Noon

Marion Jegen-Kulcsar

 

  Geophysics

17 October 2019

Joubin James Lecturer

 Noon

Andrei Swidinsky
Colorado School of MInes

Qinya Liu Geophysics From the seafloor to the solar wind: Applied geophysics, electromagnetic fields and 21st century problems

23 October 2019
*Special Geophysics Seminar*

***4:00pm***

Heloise Lynn
Lynn Inc.

 

SEG – Society of Exploration Geophysicists 2019 Honorary Lecturer

Azimuthal P-P seismic measurements:  Past, present, and future

5 November 2019
*Special Geophysics Seminar*

 Noon

Alastair McClymont
Advisian, Calgary,
Alberta

Charly Bank

 

The Forgotten Holocaust – Geophysical Investigations at World War 2 Extermination Sites in Lithuania
14 November 2019  Noon Kim Lau Dan Gregory U istotope Tracking Anoxia in Ancient Oceans: Insights from uranium isotopes

21 November 2019

Joubin James Lecture

Noon

Alberto Vitale Brovarone
University of Turin

Xu Chu  

Abiotic hydrocarbons on Earth: controversial theories, serpentinization, and new perspectives from subduction zones

 

28 November 2019  Noon Alison Malcolm  Qinya Lui Seismic

Using Lab and Numerical Experiments to Better Understand the Recovery of Rocks After Strong Earthquakes

 SPRING TERM
 09 January 2020  Noon Verena Heuer  Barbara Sherwood Lollar IODP deep biosphere

Exploring the limits of Earth’s habitability by scientific ocean drilling: The impact of temperature on microbial life and carbon flow in deep sub-seafloor sediments

 23 January 2020  Noon Erasmus Oware  Charly Bank geophysics

Agricultural Geophysics: New Opportunities in applications of Geophysics

06 February 2020

 Noon Eileen van der Flier-Keller   Charly Bank geoscience education Empowering students to Communicate Science: the SFU experience
27 February 2020  Noon Britta Jensen Sarah Finkelstein quaternary

Extending the reach of volcanic ash: cryptotephra in eastern North America

12 March 2020  Noon John Geissman
CANCELLED
Sandra Kamo   Paleomagnetism and Magnetostratigraphy of Upper Permian to Lower Triassic (?) Beaufort Group Strata in the Karoo Basin, South Africa: Where is the Permian-Triassic Boundary and Can We “See Through” the Effects of Karoo Large Igneous Province Magmatism? (along with some other musings)
20 March 2020  Noon Laura Waters
CANCELLED
Dan Gregory   Why doesn’t continental crust evolve to its fullest potential?

Other Seminars

Due to COVID-19 restrictions the seminar room at Earth Sciences is closed and the groups listed below ay have mhave changed their meetings to online.

2019 – 2020 Geophysics Seminar Series

KEGS Seminars are held in the Seminar Room – ES2093 during the regular term

TGDG GTA events

Walker Mineralogical Club meets in ES2093 monthly.

Rockfest

Rockfest is a departmental colloquium held once a week during the Fall and Winter terms where grad students and faculty present their research.

The talks are held in ES2093 on Fridays 4-5 pm.

Two talks are scheduled per session each lasting 15 minutes. Discussions and refreshments follow the talks.

At the end of the term the Rockfest Fest is held with a photo competition and announcement of the best talk of the year.

Check back in September for the 2014-2015 Rockfest schedule.