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Guy F. Atkinson Distinguished Lecture Series

 

The Guy F. Atkinson Distinguished Lecture Series is a free, public, weekly event to which we invite researchers, educators, and communicators from around the world. Here they present their unique and intriguing contributions to the field of Earth sciences. Our hope is to encourage meaningful discussion, challenge ideas, and to spark interest in the creation of a rich and diverse scientific culture that our students, staff, and faculty may carry out to the rest of the world.

 2020-21 Lineup

We are please to announce the lineup for our 2020-21 academic year Distinguished Lecture Series! Lectures are held on most Thursdays at 4:00 pm. They are free and open to the public. 

The University of  Utah is currently operating in a reduced capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, lectures will be done via Zoom: https://utah.zoom.us/j/98596652110. Meeting ID: 985 9665 2110. Passcode: SPRINGDLS

As much as possible, we will also do a Facebook Live for each lecture.

Meet and Greet: Students, staff, and faculty are invited to join in a meet and greet with each DLS speaker at 3pm the day of each lecture. This is a great opportunity to informally chat with the guest speaker about their career and research. Meet and greets will be done via Zoom: https://utah.zoom.us/j/98596652110Meeting ID: 985 9665 2110. Passcode: SPRINGDLS.  

Watch Previous Lectures: Check out our YouTube channel to watch past lectures (starting in 2019): U of U Geology and Geophysics YouTube Channel

Day Date Presenter Institution  Presentation Meet and Greet
TH 1/21 GeoSLAM University of Utah
Meet the new Geology & Geophysics Grad Students
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TH 1/28 Asmeret Berhe
University of California, Merced
"What's Soil Got to do with Climate Change: Let's Dig Deeper" TH, 3pm
TH 2/4 Mark Panning
Caltech Jet Propulsion Lab
"Planetary Seismology: One Mars Year of InSight, and Prospects for Titan and Beyond" TH, 3pm
TH 2/11 Valier Galy
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
"The Chilling Effect of Mountain Growth: Cenozoic Insights from the Bengal Fan"

TH, 3pm

TH 2/18 Estella Atekwana
University of Deleware
"Biogeophysics: Microbial-mediated changes in geophysical signatures" TH, 3pm
TH 2/25 Chris Jackson
University of Manchester
 "Hot Rocks Beaneath Our Feet: 3D Seismic Reflection Imaging of the Processes & Products of Crustal Magmatism"
TH, 3pm
TH 3/4 Isabel Montañez
University of California, Davis
"Reconstructing a Deep-Time Earth System" TH, 3pm
TH 3/11 Matt Jackson
University of California, Santa Barbara "Ancient Subducted Crust, Primordial Reservoirs, and Core-Influenced Mantle Domains:  Clues From Volcanic Hotspots" TH, 3pm
TH 3/18 Valier Galy Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute "The Chilling Effect of Mountain Growth: Cenozoic Insights from the Bengal Fan" TH, 3pm
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Last Updated: 3/3/21