The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Houston offers its seminars on most Friday afternoons during the fall and spring semesters. For more information regarding seminars please visit the seminars resource page.
Time: Seminars are held on most Fridays during the fall semester from 11 am to 12 noon. A change of times will be noted under the date of the seminar.
Location: Unless otherwise noted, all seminars will be held in room Agnes Arnold (AH) Auditorium-1. Agnes Arnold Hall is a building 100 meters west of the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences in building SR1: http://www.uh.edu/maps/index.php#map-search.
Assistance with Speaker Setup: An EAS TA is assigned the task of: providing lapel microphone and making a sound check, providing remote slide changer with built in laser pointer, and loading the speaker’s slides. For the fall 2017, semester this person is: Vanessa Caicedo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fall 2017 Schedule
|9/1/2017||Jonny Wu||UH||Humpty Dumpty plate tectonics: piecing Earth history back together one slab at a time||Joel Saylor|
|9/8/2017||Minako Righter||UH||Antarctic search for meteorites||Joel Saylor|
|9/15/2017||Fenglin Niu||Rice University||Earth’s inner core||Yingcai Zheng|
|9/22/2017||Clark Johnson||University of Wisconsin-Madison||“New" ways of looking at old rocks: Chronology of the redox evolution of the Earth in the Archean||Tom Lapen|
|9/29/2017||Matt Cannon||UH Downtown||
Himalayan strain accumulation over hundred thousand to million year timescales
|10/6/2017||Ray Russo||U Florida||
Seismologic and space geodetic studies of Nazca plate subduction beneath Chile
|Al Brandon/Jonny Wu|
Mantle-plume volcanism on Mars
|10/20/2017||J. Steve Davis||ExxonMobil||
Seal and subsurface fluid pressures
|10/27/2017||Joseph Dillinger||BP||Low-frequency seismic source activity in the Gulf of Mexico||Joel Saylor|
|11/3/2017||Sean Gulick||UTIG||Drilling the Chicxulub impact structure: Study of large impact formation and effects on life during IODP/ICDP Expedition 364||Will Sager|
|11/10/2017||Jill Pasteris||Washington U.||
Can the mineral be that complicated? It’s only bone
Salt dynamics and salt plays
|12/1/2017||Jerry Kendal||UNM/local||Tectonics and petroleum system comparison of fold-thrust belts of the Sevier of the western US, the Pyrenees of Spain, and the Zagros of Iraq and Iran|