Peter Douglas (’05), California Institute of Technology, will be presenting new data on interactions between the Maya and their environment gathered from the isotopic composition of plant wax biomarkers preserved in lake sediments.
Heather Wright, Cascade Volcano Observatory, will be speaking about the five holocene rhyolite domes that lie along the southern margin of the Salton Sea, California.
John Grotzinger, California Institute of Technology and JPL, will be discussing exciting new data from the Curiosity rover on Mars.
Wendy Panero (HMC ’97), The Ohio State University, will cover the variables that affect whether or not other Earth-like planets exist.
Looking back at 2013, here’s a sample of what our small dynamic research community achieved.
Anne Sheehan, University of Colorado, Boulder, will present recent results from a major passive and active source EarthScope Flexible Array seismological experiment in the Bighorn Mountains in Wyoming.
Woodward Fischer, California Institute of Technology, will discuss the evolution of photosynthesis and the rise of oxygen.
Geology students and faculty recently enjoyed the annual Department field trip, heading out to Mineral King in Sequoia National Park.
Colin Robins, Keck Science Department (CMC/PIT/SCR) will give a talk titled "Mineralogical and Soil-Geomorphic Insights from a ~4-5 million-year-old Mojave Desert Soil."
We are delighted to announce that Associate Professor of Geology Robert Gaines was selected to receive a 2013 Wig Award for Exceptional Teaching, the highest form of teaching accolade that the College bestows.