Mineralogy Lecture Series

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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

Fall 2019 Theme: Mineralogy at extreme conditions

W 9/25/19 — Dr. Debjoy Mallick (Army Research Laboratory) Topic: spall failure

W 10/23/19 — Dr. Sally Tracy (Carnegie Institution of Washington) Topic: Kinetics of stishovite formation using paired shock loading and x-ray diffraction experiments.

W 11/6/19 — Dr. Raymond Smith (LLNL). Topic: EOS from ramp compression

W 11/13/19 — Dr. Camelia Stan (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory). Topic: plastic deformation and material failure

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/)

Past Seminars

Spring 2019 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

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. (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”