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This is the list of the Departmental Seminars at the Department of Earth Sciences, on the Downing Site. This series covers a wide spectrum of topics of general interest to Earth Scientists. This series is complemented by a range of more specialist seminar series in Geophysics, Fluid Dynamics, Palaeontology, Mineral Physics, Geochemistry and Quaternary Studies that are fully or partly managed by the department.
The seminars will take place in the Tilley Lecture Theatre (Michaelmas Term) or Harker Seminar Room 1 (Lent and Easter Terms) at 4.00 pm after tea and biscuits at 3:45 pm in the common room.
If you have a question about this list, please contact: John Maclennan; Alex Piotrowski; Andy Buckley; Alexandra Turchyn; Natalie Roberts; Dr Jennifer Hoyal Cuthill; Sylvain Gerber. If you have a question about a specific talk, click on that talk to find its organiser.
4 upcoming talks and 130 talks in the archive.
Dr Matt Friedman, University of Oxford.
Tuesday 21 April 2015, 16:00-17:00
Alastair Crame, British Antarctic Survey.
Tuesday 10 March 2015, 16:00-17:00
Inês Cardoso Pereira, ITQB/UNL.
Tuesday 03 March 2015, 12:00-13:00
Searching for Bird Origins in the Gobi Desert of China; The Middle-Upper Jurassic Shishugou Fauna of Xinjiang
Jim Clark, George Washington University.
Tuesday 24 February 2015, 16:00-17:00
Heide Schulz-Vogt, Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research.
Tuesday 17 February 2015, 16:00-17:00
Uli Faul, MIT.
Tuesday 10 February 2015, 16:00-17:00
Anja Schmidt, University of Leeds.
Tuesday 03 February 2015, 16:00-17:00
Dan Frost, Bayreuth.
Tuesday 27 January 2015, 16:00-17:00
Frances Jenner, Open University.
Tuesday 20 January 2015, 16:00-17:00
Tom Dunkley Jones, University of Birmingham.
Tuesday 02 December 2014, 16:00-17:00
Antony Morris, University of Plymouth.
Tuesday 25 November 2014, 16:00-17:00
Richard Walker, University of Leicester.
Tuesday 18 November 2014, 16:00-17:00
Mathis Hain, University of Southampton.
Tuesday 11 November 2014, 16:00-17:00
Andrea Burke, St Andrews.
Tuesday 04 November 2014, 16:00-17:00
Reservoir architectures of flood basalt systems - a 3D Reservoir architectures of interlava systems - a 3D photogrammetric study of Eocene cliff sections, Faroe Islands
Simon Passey, CASP.
Tuesday 28 October 2014, 16:00-17:00
Prof Bill Ruddiman (Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, US).
Wednesday 22 October 2014, 16:00-17:00
Paul Savage, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris.
Tuesday 14 October 2014, 16:00-17:00
Madeline Miller, Harvard University.
Tuesday 07 October 2014, 16:00-17:00
Terry Plank, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
Tuesday 06 May 2014, 15:30-16:30
Dr. Stephen Brusatte, University of Edinburgh.
Tuesday 04 March 2014, 16:30-17:30
The application of X-ray computed microtomography to Geosciences: examples from the world of Volcanology and Petrology
Margherita Polacci, INGV, Italy.
Tuesday 25 February 2014, 16:30-17:30
Dr Rachel Mills ( Southampton University).
Tuesday 18 February 2014, 16:30-17:30
Jason Harvey, University of Leeds.
Tuesday 11 February 2014, 16:30-17:30
Kate Hendry, University of Bristol.
Tuesday 04 February 2014, 16:30-17:30
John Marshall, University of Southampton.
Tuesday 28 January 2014, 16:30-17:30
The deep ocean's role in glacial cycles with an emphasis on stratification and potential energy storage
Jess Adkins, Caltech.
Tuesday 21 January 2014, 16:30-17:30
Nikku Madhusudhan, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge.
Tuesday 03 December 2013, 16:30-17:30
Why no Phanerozoic Snowball Earth? Changes in biogeochemical cycling across the Precambrian-Cambrian transition
Dr Graham Shields-Zhou (UCL).
Tuesday 26 November 2013, 16:30-17:30
Jane Francis, British Antarctic Survey.
Tuesday 19 November 2013, 16:30-17:30
Andrew Matzen, University of Oxford.
Tuesday 12 November 2013, 16:30-17:30
Catherine Annen, University of Bristol.
Tuesday 05 November 2013, 16:30-17:30
Vincent Salters, Florida State.
Tuesday 29 October 2013, 16:30-17:30
Alan Condron, University of Massachusetts.
Tuesday 22 October 2013, 16:30-17:30
David Al-Attar, Bullard Labs, University of Cambridge.
Tuesday 15 October 2013, 16:30-17:30
Bruce Houghton, University of Hawaii.
Tuesday 08 October 2013, 16:30-17:30
Marc Hirschmann, University of Minnesota.
Tuesday 14 May 2013, 16:30-17:30
Marc Jellinek, University of British Columbia.
Tuesday 07 May 2013, 16:30-17:30
Martin Brasier, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford.
Tuesday 12 March 2013, 16:30-17:30
Clumped-isotope geochemistry of carbonates: A new tool to study geological processes from palaeoclimatology to low-grade metamorphism
Tuesday 26 February 2013, 16:30-17:30
Peter Reiners, University of Arizona.
Tuesday 19 February 2013, 16:30-17:30
Sedgwick Club special talk
Rob Ellam, SUERC, Min Soc Distinuished Lecturer.
Tuesday 12 February 2013, 16:30-17:30
Walking on broken glass: investigating magmatic processes in explosive and effusive rhyolitic eruptions
Hugh Tuffen, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University.
Tuesday 05 February 2013, 16:30-17:30
Professor Phil Donoghue, University of Bristol.
Tuesday 29 January 2013, 16:30-17:30
Professor Kurt Konhauser, University of Alberta.
Tuesday 22 January 2013, 16:30-17:30
Stefano Bernasconi,, ETH Zurich.
Wednesday 16 January 2013, 16:30-17:30
Matthias Willbold, University of Bristol.
Tuesday 27 November 2012, 16:30-17:30
Martin Smith, University of Cambridge.
Tuesday 20 November 2012, 16:30-17:30
Julie Prytulak, Imperial College.
Tuesday 13 November 2012, 16:30-17:30
Fortunat Joos, Climate and Environmental Physics, Physics Institute and Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Bern.
Tuesday 06 November 2012, 16:30-17:30
Orogenesis - CO2 source or sink? Insight from quantification of fossil organic carbon weathering rates in Taiwan
Robert Hilton, Department of Geography, University of Durham.
Tuesday 30 October 2012, 16:30-17:30
Life and times in the Cambrian and its stratigraphic constraints on Himalayan geology, tectonics, and uplift history
Prof. Nigel Hughes, University of California, Riverside.
Tuesday 23 October 2012, 16:30-17:30
Tuesday 16 October 2012, 16:30-17:30
Vic Baker, University of Arizona.
Tuesday 09 October 2012, 16:30-17:30
Rachel Wood, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh.
Tuesday 22 May 2012, 16:30-17:30
Peter Sadler, University of California at Riverside.
Tuesday 15 May 2012, 16:30-17:30
David Kohlstedt, University of Minnesota.
Tuesday 08 May 2012, 16:30-17:30
Intrusive LIPs: Petrological Interpretation of Deep Crustal Cumulate Bodies beneath Oceanic Hotspot Provinces
Mark Richards, Univeristy of California, Berkeley.
Tuesday 01 May 2012, 16:30-17:30
Roy Wogelius, University of Manchester.
Tuesday 13 March 2012, 16:30-17:30
Dr. John R. Taylor (University of Cambridge).
Tuesday 06 March 2012, 16:30-17:30
Dan Lunt, University of Bristol.
Tuesday 28 February 2012, 16:30-17:30
Rob Strachan, University of Portsmouth.
Tuesday 21 February 2012, 13:00-14:00
Jerome Neufeld, BPI, Cambridge.
Tuesday 14 February 2012, 16:30-17:30
Paul Pearson, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University.
Tuesday 07 February 2012, 16:30-17:30
Kathy Cashman, University of Oregon.
Tuesday 31 January 2012, 16:30-17:30
The capture of the Tsangpo by the Brahmuputra River and rapid exhumation of the Namche Barwa eastern syntaxis of the Himalaya: testing the erosion-tectonic feedback hypothesis by new provenance methods using rutile and zircon U-Pb in situ dating, and im
Randy Parrish, NIGL and University of Leicester.
Tuesday 24 January 2012, 16:30-17:30
Bernard Charlier, MIT.
Tuesday 29 November 2011, 16:30-17:30
Tracing tephra horizons in the Greenland ice-cores and the potential for integrating disparate proxy records in the North Atlantic region
Siwan Davies, University of Swansea.
Tuesday 22 November 2011, 16:30-17:30
Unravelling the complexity of the geometry and nucleation phase of Apennininc extensional systems: the case of the 2009 MW 6.1 L’Aquila normal fault system (Central Italy).
Lauro Chiaraluce, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Rome.
Tuesday 15 November 2011, 16:30-17:30
Philippe Agard, University Paris VI.
Tuesday 08 November 2011, 16:30-17:30
Chris Pearce, Open University.
Tuesday 01 November 2011, 16:30-17:30
Mark Sutton, Imperial College.
Tuesday 25 October 2011, 16:30-17:30
Phil Goodwin, Earth Sciences, Cambridge.
Tuesday 18 October 2011, 16:30-17:30
Extreme change in sulfide concentrations near the Bosporus Inlet (Black Sea) during the Little Ice Age tracked using molybdenum isotopes
Gail Arnold, MPI Bremen.
Tuesday 11 October 2011, 16:30-17:30
Michael Tserarsky, Ben Gurion Univeristy, Israel.
Tuesday 20 September 2011, 16:00-17:00
In situ mineral carbonation (and hydration) in peridotite for CO2 capture and storage (and geodynamics)
Peter Kelemen, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory.
Tuesday 17 May 2011, 16:30-17:30
Ken Rubin, University of Hawaii.
Tuesday 10 May 2011, 16:30-17:30
Charlie Langmuir, Harvard.
Tuesday 03 May 2011, 16:30-17:30
Dr Volker Bruchert, Stockholm University.
Tuesday 08 March 2011, 16:30-17:30
Aubrey Zerkle, University of Newcastle.
Tuesday 01 March 2011, 16:30-17:30
Prof. Mike Benton, University of Bristol.
Tuesday 22 February 2011, 16:30-17:30
Large scale tectonic framework of SE Asia and the structure and deformation of the lithosphere beneath SE Tibet
Rob van der Hilst, MIT.
Tuesday 08 February 2011, 16:30-17:30
Richard Twitchett, University of Plymouth.
Tuesday 01 February 2011, 16:30-17:30
Marc Reichow, University of Leicester.
Tuesday 25 January 2011, 16:30-17:30
C. Johan Lissenberg, Cardiff University.
Tuesday 30 November 2010, 16:30-17:30
Gavin Foster, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton.
Tuesday 23 November 2010, 16:30-17:30
Peter Huybers, Harvard.
Tuesday 16 November 2010, 16:30-17:30
Andrew B. Smith, Department of Palaeontology, Natural History Museum.
Tuesday 09 November 2010, 16:30-17:30
David Dobson, University College London.
Tuesday 02 November 2010, 16:30-17:30
Richard Katz, University of Oxford.
Tuesday 26 October 2010, 16:30-17:30
Alex Copley, University of Cambridge.
Tuesday 19 October 2010, 16:30-17:30
Madeleine Humphreys, University of Cambridge.
Tuesday 12 October 2010, 16:30-17:30
Jim Channell, University of Florida.
Tuesday 25 May 2010, 16:30-17:30
Aloys Bory, Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille.
Tuesday 11 May 2010, 16:30-17:30
Methane plumes from the seafloor of West Spitsbergen: do they come from dissociation of methane hydrate caused by global warming?
Graham Westbrook, University of Birmingham.
Tuesday 27 April 2010, 16:30-17:30
Millennial scale variability in the oxygen minimum zone off Baja California inferred by elemental composition over the past 70 kyr
Kazuyo Tachikawa, CEREGE.
Tuesday 09 March 2010, 16:30-17:30
Challenging the assumptions of functional analysis of fossils: diet, feeding and tooth wear analysis.
Mark Purnell, University of Leicester.
Tuesday 02 March 2010, 16:30-17:30
Ed Tipper, University of Cambridge.
Tuesday 23 February 2010, 16:30-17:30
Ellen Wohl, Colorado State University.
Tuesday 16 February 2010, 16:30-17:30
Nick Tosca, University of Cambridge.
Tuesday 09 February 2010, 16:30-17:30
Bill McCaffrey, University of Leeds.
Tuesday 02 February 2010, 16:30-17:30
Fin Stuart, SUERC, East Kilbride.
Tuesday 26 January 2010, 16:30-17:30
Olivier Beyssac, CNRS, Institut de Minéralogie et de Physique des Milieux Condensés, Paris, France.
Tuesday 01 December 2009, 17:00-18:00
The oxygen side of sulphate: Sulphur and oxygen isotope effects related to microbial sulphur cycling
Benjamin Brunner, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, 28359 Bremen, Germany.
Tuesday 24 November 2009, 16:30-17:30
Ian Wright, National Oceanography Centre Southampton.
Tuesday 17 November 2009, 16:30-17:30
Clare Warren, Open University.
Tuesday 10 November 2009, 16:30-17:30
Laure Zanna, University of Oxford.
Tuesday 03 November 2009, 16:30-17:30
Roger C. Searle, Durham University.
Tuesday 20 October 2009, 16:30-17:30
Helen Williams, University of Oxford.
Tuesday 13 October 2009, 16:30-17:30
Bernie Wood, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford.
Tuesday 19 May 2009, 16:30-17:30
Tuesday 12 May 2009, 16:30-17:30
Implications of Quaternary sea-level variability for the debate on Messinian Mediterranean lower evaporite cycles
Tuesday 05 May 2009, 16:30-17:30
Marian Holness, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge.
Tuesday 28 April 2009, 16:30-17:30
Thursday 09 April 2009, 11:30-12:30
Catherine Jeandel, LEGOS, Toulouse.
Tuesday 10 March 2009, 16:30-17:30
Alex Whittaker, Imperial College London.
Tuesday 03 March 2009, 16:30-17:30
Ted Evans, University of Alberta.
Tuesday 24 February 2009, 16:30-17:30
Mineralogical Society of America Distinguished Lecturer
Don Dingwell, University of Munich.
Tuesday 17 February 2009, 16:30-17:30
Deglacial Meridional Overturning changes inferred from sedimentary 231Pa/230Th records from the North Atlantic
Jeanne Gherardi Scao, Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research.
Tuesday 10 February 2009, 16:30-17:30
Mark Rehkamper, Imperial College London.
Tuesday 03 February 2009, 16:30-17:30
Sanjeev Gupta, Imperial College London.
Tuesday 27 January 2009, 16:30-17:30
Lars Stixrude, University College London.
Tuesday 20 January 2009, 16:30-17:30
Dan Faulkner (University of Liverpool).
Tuesday 02 December 2008, 16:30-17:30
Catherine Jeandel (LEGOS, Toulouse, France).
Tuesday 25 November 2008, 16:30-17:30
Christian France-Lanord (CRPG, Nancy, France).
Tuesday 18 November 2008, 16:30-17:30
Sally Thorpe (British Antarctic Survey) - Challenger Talk.
Tuesday 11 November 2008, 16:30-17:30
Lou Vance (ANSTO, Australia).
Tuesday 04 November 2008, 16:30-17:30
Mike Simmons (Netflex Petroleum, Oxford).
Tuesday 28 October 2008, 16:30-17:30
Ninad Bondre (Nature Geoscience, London).
Tuesday 21 October 2008, 16:30-17:30
U-Th-Pb isotopes in continental mantle roots: Tracing lithospheric metasomatism, melting and anthropogenic contamination
Nadine Wittig, Durham University.
Tuesday 14 October 2008, 16:30-17:30
Jeanne Gherardi Scao.
Sunday 10 February 2008, 16:30-17:30
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