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Faculty Meeting

September, 21 2021

Time: 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

UTIG Discussion Hour: Charlie Zheng, UT Jackson School of Geosciences

September, 21 2021

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Zoom Meeting

Contact nmccall@utexas.edu for a link to join the live seminar. 


Speaker: Charlie Zheng, UT Jackson School of Geosciences

Topic: Benthic oxygenation history of south Texas during the Austin Chalk Group deposition

Lithosphere and Dynamic Earth seminar: Eivind Straume

September, 22 2021

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 AM

De Ford Lecture: Justin Filiberto

September, 23 2021

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/96370762511

Present Day Volcanism on Venus: Evidence from Oxidation Rate Experiments

Dr. Justin Filiberto, Lunar and Planetary Science Institute


Abstract: The surface of Venus is covered with some of the largest volcanoes in our Solar System, including some fresh and unweathered lava flows, based on orbital spectroscopic and radar measurements. However, rocks on Venus are in contact with its hot (~470° C) and caustic (CO2 with S) atmosphere, which should alter these rocks and produce coatings of iron-oxides and sulfates on the rocks surface. These coatings should be observable from orbital measurements. Therefore, unweathered lava flows are thought to be geologically very young. Future missions VERITAS, DAVINCI, and EnVision will fly in the next decade and will image these volcanoes. However, to constrain the age of these unweathered lava flows from current and future data sets, the rate of alteration and how alteration minerals affect orbital measurements are needed. Here I will discuss what is known about igneous petrology of Venusian lava flows and specifically focus on recent alteration experiments that suggest unweathered lava flows are only a few years or up to a decade old.

DeFord Lecture Series
Since the 1940\'s, the DeFord (Technical Sessions) lecture series, initially the official venue for disseminating DGS graduate student research, is a forum for lectures by distinguished visitors and members of our community. This is made possible through a series of endowments.

UTIG Seminar Series: Malcolm Ross, Eavor Technologies

September, 24 2021

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Contact costa@ig.utexas.edu for a link to join the live seminar.

Speaker: Malcolm Ross, Eavor Technologies

Host: Brandon Shuck

Topic: Exploration and development of renewable energy

Habitability Seminar: Zilong Wu, University of Texas at Austin

September, 27 2021

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Zoom Meeting

Contact david@oden.utexas.edu for a link to join the live seminar.

A seminar from the Center for Planetary Systems Habitability

Title: Ultrasensitive Detection of Trace Chiral Prebiotic Molecules

Speaker: Zilong Wu, Postdoctoral Fellow, Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

Abstract: Chiral molecules are the building blocks of life. Study of enantiomeric excess of amino acids in interstellar ice enables scientific advancement and a better understanding of life origin on Earth. Resolution of interstellar chiral prebiotic compounds also plays a significant role in searching for life in space. Miniature systems with reduced mass, volume, power and complexity for resolving multiple (>20) trace chiral prebiotic molecules on icy bodies are desired for future planetary missions. We aim to develop miniaturized and ultra-sensitive opto-thermo-fluidic platforms with capabilities to enable chiral detection of amino acids at sub parts per billion (ppb) level and to resolve multiple pairs of trace amino acids. The platforms can be integrated with multi-level filters and heating elements for sample handling and analysis in icy environments to achieve ultracompact opto-thermo-fluidic systems with digital control and deep-learning-enabled analysis. In this talk, I will introduce our recent works in developing and improving the opto-thermo-fluidic sensing platforms, as well as establishing a deep convolutional mixture density network, which will benefit the further improvement of the platforms and the future rapid analysis of sensing signals.

https://habitability.utexas.edu/events/

Lithosphere and Dynamic Earth seminar: Sarah Jaye-Oliva (UBC)

September, 29 2021

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

De Ford Lecture: Jessica Barnes

September, 30 2021

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/96370762511

Next-generation lunar sample science

Dr. Jessica Barnes, University of Arizona


Abstract:

DeFord Lecture Series
Since the 1940\'s, the DeFord (Technical Sessions) lecture series, initially the official venue for disseminating DGS graduate student research, is a forum for lectures by distinguished visitors and members of our community. This is made possible through a series of endowments.

UTIG Seminar Series: Mark Panning, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

October, 01 2021

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Contact costa@ig.utexas.edu for a link to join the live seminar.

Speaker: Mark Panning, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Host: Cyril Grima

Topic: InSight mission: study of the interior of Mars and Marsquakes

Faculty Meeting

October, 05 2021

Time: 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

UTIG Discussion Hour: Zach Sickmann, UTIG

October, 05 2021

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Contact nmccall@utexas.edu for a link to join the live seminar. 


Speaker: Zach Sickmann, Postdoctoral Fellow, UTIG

Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) Meeting

October, 07 2021

Time: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

This is an internal Jackson School of Geosciences meeting for faculty and research scientists who are part of the Graduate Studies Committee.

De Ford Lecture: Marisa Palucis

October, 07 2021

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/96370762511

Geomorphic response to climate change in the Arctic: Implications for early Mars

Dr. Marisa Palucis, Dartmouth University


Abstract:

DeFord Lecture Series
Since the 1940\'s, the DeFord (Technical Sessions) lecture series, initially the official venue for disseminating DGS graduate student research, is a forum for lectures by distinguished visitors and members of our community. This is made possible through a series of endowments.

UTIG Seminar Series: Heather Ford, Queen\'s University in London, UK

October, 08 2021

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Contact costa@ig.utexas.edu for a link to join the live seminar.

Speaker: Heather Ford, Queen\'s University in London, UK

Host: Chris Lowery

Topic: Reconstruction of past ocean conditions using geochemical methods

UTIG Discussion Hour: Geological Society of America

October, 12 2021

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Contact nmccall@utexas.edu for a link to join the live seminar. 


Speaker: Geological Society of America

De Ford Lecture: TBD

October, 14 2021

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Title TBD

Dr.


Abstract:

DeFord Lecture Series
Since the 1940\'s, the DeFord (Technical Sessions) lecture series, initially the official venue for disseminating DGS graduate student research, is a forum for lectures by distinguished visitors and members of our community. This is made possible through a series of endowments.

UTIG Seminar Series: Ian Hamling, GNS Science, New Zealand

October, 15 2021

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Contact costa@ig.utexas.edu for a link to join the live seminar.

Speaker: Ian Hamling, GNS Science, New Zealand

Host: Xiaohua Xu

Topic: Using geodetic data to study earthquake processes

UTIG Discussion Hour: Michael Sweet, UTIG

October, 19 2021

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Contact nmccall@utexas.edu for a link to join the live seminar. 


Speaker: Michael Sweet, Program Director, UTIG

Lithosphere and Dynamic Earth seminar: Elizabeth Catlos

October, 20 2021

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

De Ford Lecture: Nandita Basu

October, 21 2021

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/96370762511

Title TBD

Dr. Nandita Basu, University of Waterloo


Abstract:

DeFord Lecture Series
Since the 1940\'s, the DeFord (Technical Sessions) lecture series, initially the official venue for disseminating DGS graduate student research, is a forum for lectures by distinguished visitors and members of our community. This is made possible through a series of endowments.