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DeFord Lecture Series Speaker Schedule

The DeFord (Technical Sessions) lecture series has been a requirement and a tradition for all graduate students since the late 1940s. Once the official venue for disseminating DGS graduate student research, the DeFord Lecture series is now the forum for lectures by distinguished visitors and members of our community. Faculty and researchers from the Jackson School have invited prestigious researchers from around the world to present a lecture in this series. This is made possible only through a series of endowments.

The list below shows all the scheduled talks this semester. If you would like to meet with any of the speakers, please contact them or their hosts directly.

Talks are given from 4-5PM in JGB 2.324 (Boyd Auditorium) with cookies and coffee provided around 3:30-4 PM.

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DeFord Lecture Series Speaker Schedule Spring 2019

Date Speaker/Affiliation Field/Title Hosts (if applicable) Lectureship (if applicable)
Apr. 25 Freya George

Carleton University

 

Crystallization of metamorphic garnet in the Sikkim Himalaya: insights into element equilibration, rock-wide deformation and rates of Barrovian heating

Rates and mechanisms of metamorphic garnet crystallization in the Sikkim Himalaya, NE India

Rich Ketcham N/A
May 2 Peter Clift

Lousiana State University

Tectonic and climatic controls on sediment flux to the Indus submarine fan

Stratigraphic development of continental margins. Controls on erosion and sediment transport, especially interactions between climate and tectonics in Asia. The history of the Asian monsoon and its influence on orogenic processes in Asia. The origin of the continental crust and the recycling of continental material through subduction zones

Brian Horton N/A
May 9 Greta Wells

UT Austin

Geomorphologic and Geochronological Reconstruction of Holocene Jökulhlaups along the Hvítá River and Gullfoss Waterfall, Iceland

Glacial lake outburst floods; glacial geomorphology; hydrochemistry; Quaternary paleoenvironmental change; Arctic and alpine environments; Iceland

Liz Catlos N/A

DeFord Lecture Series Speaker Schedule Fall 2019

Date Speaker/Affiliation Field/Title Hosts (if applicable) Lectureship (if applicable)
Aug. 29 Patrick Heimbach

UT Austin

Physical oceanographer, climate researcher, computational scientist, and hobby glaciologist; understanding the general circulation of the ocean, the dynamics of the marine (and marine-terminating) cryosphere, and their role in the global climate system. N/A N/A
Oct. 10 Liviu Matenco

Universiteit Utrecht

Sedimentary basins formation and evolution; Long-term sediment dynamics and coupling with anthropogenic systems; Orogenic structure and coupling with sedimentary basins; Lithosphere dynamics; Evolution of tectonic-driven sedimentary sequences; Source to Sink. Cornel Olariu The Judd H. and Cynthia S. Oualline Centennial Lectureship in Petroleum Geology
More speakers to be updated soon

DeFord Lecture Series Speaker Schedule Spring 2019

Date Speaker/Affiliation Field/Title Hosts (if applicable) Lectureship (if applicable)
Apr. 30 Sonia Seneviratne

ETH Zurich

Analyzes climate extremes, land-climate processes, and climate changes. She uses several methods and approaches for these investigations: modeling (climate modeling, land surface modeling), data analysis (based on observations, reanalysis data, model simulations, satellite data), new approaches for the derivation of validation datasets, and own field experiments. Zong-Liang Yang The Judd H. and Cynthia S. Oualline Centennial Lecturer in Geological Sciences
More speakers to be updated soon