Mineralogy Lecture Series

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The Mineralogy Lecture Series, or MLS for short, usually has 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 206c

Spring 2020 Theme: Spectroscopy of Minerals

W 1/29/20 — Dr. Joshua Townsend (Sandia National Laboratory).

W 2/5/20— Dr. Richard Briggs (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory).

W 3/4/20 — Dr. Steven Jaret (American Museum of Natural History).

W 3/11/20 — Arianna Gleason (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)

W 3/25/20 — Dr. Steve Kidder (The City College of New York).

W 4/15/20 — Dr. Yuan Ping (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory).

W 4/29/20 — Zach Geballe (Geophysical Laboratory)

Related Seminars/Activities:

F 10/11/19 — Dr. Bruce Remington (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory), Frontier HED Science on NIF Through the Discover Science Program

F 11/8/19 — Dr. Cayman Unterborn (Arizona State University)
Topic: modelling exoplanet interiors

W-F 4/1-3/20, — Mach Conference in Annapolis, MD. http://machconference.org/

F 4/12/20, — Yuri’s Night (https://yurisnight.net/)

Past Seminars

Fall 2019 — Mineralogy at extreme conditions

W 10/2/19 — Dr. Dayne Fratanduono (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory). Probing the physics of dynamically-compressed warm dense matter

W 10/16/19 — Dr. Debjoy Mallick (US Army Research Laboratory). Laser-driven spall in magnesium alloys

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

W 10/30/19 — Angus Chen, (freelance journalist). Topic: science journalism and other things

W 11/6/19 — **1 PM, Malone 228** — Dr. Raymond Smith (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory). Equation of state measurements using the ramp compression platform on the National Ignition Facility

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

W 11/20/19 — Prof. Tom Duffy (Princeton University).

W 12/4/19 — Dr. Cyril Williams (US Army Research Laboratory). Topic: post-shock microstructure from recovery experiments

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 — Modeling 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”