The EPS Colloquium is held every Wednesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm in the Wright Lab Auditorium (see link and map below). You can also attend virtually by clicking the below button.


Colloquium Schedule

Date Colloquium Speaker Institution Topic
February 7 Search candidates   TBD
February 14 Search candidates   TBD
February 21 Search candidates   TBD
February 28 Search candidates   TBD
March 6 Search candidates   TBD
March 13 Spring break - no colloquium    
March 20     TBD
March 27 Pedro Val CUNY Queens College Hard rocks keep tectonically dead landscapes geomorphically alive
April 3 Emmy Smith Johns Hopkins The Ediacaran-Cambrian Transition
April 10 Baerbel Hoenisch Columbia University Reconstructions of Cenozoic atmospheric CO2 and ocean carbon cycle perturbations
April 17 Marc-Antoine Longpre CUNY Queens College Linking petrological and geophysical monitoring of volcanic eruptions: an example from La Palma, Canary Islands
April 24 James Wray Georgia Tech TBD
May 1 Grad students and postdocs Rutgers University TBD



Research Colloquium Course

Graduate students may register for the 1-credit Research Colloquium (16:460:655).  Contact Dr. Ben Black for more information.  Download the course syllabus below.

Colloquium Speakers

September 27, 2023 - Steven Kidder
City College of New York
How squishy is the middle crust?

Steven Kidder

October 4, 2023 - Fiorella Prada
Rutgers University
Adaptive potentials of marine calcifiers in an ever-changing ocean

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October 11, 2023 - Jacqueline Austermann
Columbia University
Sea level change during past (and future) warming

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October 25, 2023 - Rich Walker
University of Maryland
Siderophile elements: superheroes of the geochemical world!

Abstract: Most siderophile (iron-loving) elements are stronglyconcentrated in the Earth’s core. Most of these elements were little-studied bygeochemists in non-ore systems during the first half of the 20thcentury due to analytical difficulties, coupled with generally low abundancesin common rocks. Thus, the during the period when lithophile elements andrelated long- and short-lived isotope systems provided increasingly importantinformation regarding Earth’s formation and chemical evolution, and operation(1950’s – 80’s), siderophile elements remained largely silent. The advent ofmore sensitive and precise analytical tools and techniques in the 1980’s and90’s led to rapid advances in the application of siderophile elements toimportant Earth and planetary questions. I will provide an overview of thishistory, as well as review important lessons learned from 1) highly siderohileelement abundances and osmium isotopes in the mantle, 2) the amazingshort-lived 182Hf-182W isotopic system, and 3) the evenmore amazing information provided by mass independent isotope variationsobserved in molybdenum.

November 1, 2023 - James Eguchi
Rutgers University
The role of surface-interior volatile exchange on sedimentary isotope records and mass extinctions

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November 15, 2023 - Harriet Lau 
Brown University
Evolving solid Earth dynamics as a trigger for the mid Pleistocene transition


November 29, 2023 - Lee Kump
Penn State University

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December 6, 2023 - Emily Chin
UC San Diego
Rheological cycles of damage and healing: how cratons become strong

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February 8, 2023 - Tyler Kukla
University of Washington
Precipitation Seasonality in the Geologic Past 

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February 13, 2023 - Meredith Townsend
University of Oregon

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February 15, 2023 - Jennifer Kasbohm
Yale University

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February 20, 2023 - Xiao-Ming Liu
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
A Geochemical Adventure on Earth

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February 22, 2023 - Juliane Gross
Rutgers University

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March 29, 2023 - Paul Olsen
Columbia University
Volcanic Winters From Supereruptions at the Dawn of the Age of Dinosaurs

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April 19, 2023 - Alexander Gates
Rutgers University
Improving Education and Career Pathways for Underrepresented Minority Students in the Geosciences

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May 3, 2023 - Jason Kawalec
Rutgers University
Dangerous While Asleep: Applying UAV-facilitated Photogrammetry to the Dormant Barva Volcano

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December 7, 2022 - Dr. Ben Black
Rutgers University
Look Beneath Eruption Volume: Reconciling Climate Disruption and Gas Release from Magmas through Earth's History

November 30, 2022 - Dr. Steve Meyers
University Wisconsin Madison
Deciphering the Beat of a Timeless Rhythm: The Power of Astrochronology

November 16, 2022 - Dr. Jan Render
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Reconstructing The Early Solar System: Using Isotopic Signatures to Trace Protoplanetary Disk Formation and Evolution

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November 9, 2022 - Dr. Katherine Bermingham
Rutgers University
Identifying the Building Blocks of the Solar System and Earth: Where do we Start?

October 26, 2022 - Dr. Anja Schmidt
Institute for Atmospheric Physics
Volcanic Radiative Forcing: Past and Future

October 19, 2022 - Dr. Brittany Hupp
George Mason University
Novel Geochemical Approaches to Interpreting Past Climate, Oceanographic, and Ecological Signals in Planktic Foraminiferal Records

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September 28, 2022 - Dr. Lauren Neitzke-Adamo and Dr. Carol McCarty
Rutgers University
The Creations, Collections, and Curators of the Rutgers University Geology Museum

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September 21, 2022 - Dr. Jim Wright
Rutgers University
Development of Modern Ocean Circulation During the Cenozoic

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September 14, 2022 - Dr. Shaunna Morrison
Carnegie Institution for Science
Mineral Informatics: The Next Frontier in Earth and Planetary Science

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Wright-Rieman Laboratories Auditorium, Busch Campus, 610 Taylor Rd., Piscataway, NJ 08854-8066