Geology & Geophysics Lecture Series


Special lectures are hosted by the department to help expand student's access to a wide range of topics and distinguished academics. Financial support for the lecture series is provided by the LJ Wilbert Endowment, Grover E. Murray Educational Fund, and the Marathon Oil Distinguished Speaker Series Fund.

All lectures will take place on Fridays at 3:30pm in E137 Howe-Russell-Kniffen unless otherwise noted. Coffee and cookies are served before lectures at 3:20 in the Clarence Cazalot Marathon Oil Atrium.

FALL 2018 SCHEDULE:

DATE LECTURE TOPIC SPEAKER FACULTY HOST
Aug. 31 "Cold Seepage: a Window to the Deep Petroleum System" Davide Oppo
University of Louisiana Lafayette
Peter Clift
Sep. 7 "Computational Geochemistry - Energy, Environment, and deep Earth" Jianwei Wang
LSU
Peter Clift / Suniti Karunatillake
Sep. 14 "Ice in the deep south: resolving long-standing debates about sea level rise" Brent Goehring
Tulane
Peter Clift
Sep. 21 "West Antarctic Ice Sheet retreat in eastern Ross Sea: a review of evidence from expedition NBP1502B" Phil Bart
LSU
Peter Clift / Suniti Karunatillake
Sep. 28 "How stressed are we really?" Karen Luttrell
LSU
Peter Clift / Suniti Karunatillake
Oct. 12 "One Planet, Two Planets, Red Planet, Blue Planet" Amy Williams
Towson University
Adam Forte
Oct. 19 "Mesoarchean oxygenation of Earth’s surface environment – perspectives from ‘stable’ uranium isotopes" Xiangli Wang
University of South Alabama
Guangsheng Zhuang
Oct. 26 "Formation and eruption of large silicic magma chambers and their potential genetic relationship to Carlin-type gold deposits: Lessons from a dissected supervolcano in the Nevada Great Basin"  Kathryn Watts
USGS
Barb Dutrow
Nov. 2   Jonathan Snow
University of Houston
Peter Clift
Nov. 9 "Machine learning and deep learning on seismic data" John Thurmond
STATOIL
Peter Clift
Nov. 16 "Incorporating geochronologic and thermochronologic data with geologic mapping in far western Nepal: Implications for tectonic models" Delores Robinson
University of Alabama
Peter Clift
Nov. 30 "Melting and melt geometry in the mantle: Observations from nature and experiments" Gordana Garapic
SUNY New Paltz
Carol Wilson

 

SPRING 2019 SCHEDULE:

DATE LECTURE TOPIC SPEAKER FACULTY HOST
Jan. 11   Nancye Dawers
Tulane
Suniti Karunatillake
Jan. 18 "Recent progress in understanding the Mesozoic opening stages of the Gulf of Mexico" Paul Mann
University of Houston
 Patricia Persaud / Peter Clift
Jan. 25      
Feb. 1 "Geology of the False River Point Bar, Louisiana" Peter Clift / Juan Lorenzo
LSU
Peter Clift / Suniti Karunatillake
Feb. 8      
Feb. 15   Brooks Ellwood
LSU
Peter Clift / Suniti Karunatillake
Feb. 22      
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Mar. 15      
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Mar. 29      
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Apr. 12