Mineralogy Lecture Series

Subscribe for more information and the latest updates!

The Mineralogy Lecture Series, or MLS for short, will have the following format:

4-4:30 PM Pre-lecture discussion led by Prof. June Wicks with her students.
4:30-5:30 PM Lecture
5:30-6 PM C&Q (Cookies and Questions) (not to be confused with Cristobalite and Quartz) with the speaker.

Upcoming Seminars in Olin 304

Spring 2019 Theme: Anisotropy mechanisms at extreme conditions [especially in deep planetary interiors].

** M 3/11/19 — Dr. Johnny Zhang (UC San Diego)  Topic: Reconciling Seismic Observations with Petrological Models in the Earth’s Deep Mantle

**note special day/time of the week**4PM

W 3/13/19 — Prof. Jessica Irving (Princeton) Topic: Insights into the observed inner core anisotropy from seismology

W 4/17/19 — Dr. Hy Bui (L’Oreal) Topic: Rheology of makeup– how materials science allows us to design better cosmetics

W 5/1/19 — Sébastien Merkel (UMET, CNRS – Université de Lille)

*** Prof. Merkel will give talks on both Wednesday and Thursday on the subjects of utilizing differential stress to better understand the crystal deformation in terms of mechanism and kinetics***

Related Seminars/Activities:

W-F 4/3-5/19, — Mach Conference in Annapolis, MD. http://machconference.org/

F 4/12/19, — Yuri’s Night (https://yurisnight.net/)

W 5/2/19 — Sébastien Merkel, CNRS – Université de Lille (Earth & Planetary Science Bromery Lecture, Olin 305)

Past Seminars

Fall 2019 — Modelling and Experimental challenges in Cosmochemistry 

W 9/5/18, 4:30 PM — Prof. Bill McDonough (U. Maryland). Solar system initiation and its early, rapid growth and differentiation of planets

W 9/12/18, 4:30 PM — Dr. Riccardo Bolis (CNRS). Laser shock compression studies of MgO-SiO2 systems at high pressures

W 9/19/18, 4:30 PM — Prof. Sonia Tikoo (Rutgers). Topic: Remanent magnetism and timing of planetary differentiation}

W 9/26/18, 4:30 PM — Dr. Raymond Smith (LLNL). Experimental studies of Fe on the National Ignition Facility

** T 10/2/18, 4:30 PM — Dr. Sally June Tracy (Princeton University). Probing structural changes in germanate analogues of Bridgmanite with Synchrotron Moessbauer Spectroscopy.
**note special day of the week

W 10/3/18, 4:30 PM — Dr. Curtis Williams (UC Davis). Origin of volatiles in the mantle.

W 10/10/18, 4:30 PM — Jenna Frye (HEMI). Control the Environment, not the Student. \emph{topic: a discussion of effective teaching)
*** In Malone G33/35***

W 10/17/18, 4:30 PM — Prof. Miki Nakajima (U. Rochester). \emph{topic: Modeling planetary formation}

W 10/31/18, 4:30 PM — Dr. Matt Weller (UT Austen). Topic: Modelling planetary interior evolution

Spring 2018 — Mineralogy across the Geosciences

W 5/2/18, 3:30 PM— Dr. Miki Nakajima (Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institute). Unveiling Planetary History from Mineralogy”

Th 4/12/18, 1:30 PM— Dr. Neil Treat (Imerys). “Minerals: From Mine to Market”.

W 4/11/18, 3:30 PM— Dr. Ken Livi (JHU). “Reverse engineering of a bony scale: An application of applied mineralogy and characterization to discover the design principals of nature”

M 3/12/18 4:00 PM— Jessica Leuders-Dumont (Princeton University). “Nitrogen fractionation of carbonate-bound organic matter in modern and fossil fish otoliths”

W 3/7/18 3:30 PM— Dr. David Elbert (JHU). “Data Science in Material Science and Mineralogy”

W 2/14/18, 3:30 PM— Dr. Natalia Solomatova (ENS de Lyon). “Investigating iron’s spin crossover behavior in lower-mantle minerals and its effect on phase stability using experimental and computational methods”