2017 marked the 40th anniversary of one of OSU's biggest discoveries (certainly the biggest oceanographic discovery made by CEOAS scientists). In 1977 OSU Oceanography faculty member Jack Corliss led a manned submersible (Alvin) dive team that spotted the first ever hydrothermal vent on the ocean floor. The discovery spawned new fields of study in biology, microbiology, marine chemistry, marine geology, planetary science, and the study of the origin of life on Earth and astrobiology.
To celebrate this discovery CEOAS held two events that were free and open to the public. Jack Corliss visited OSU from his home in Budapest to participate.
Title of the event "OSU and Hydrothermal Vents: 40th Anniversary of the Discovery that Launched 1000 Ships"
Thursday, March 2, 2017, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Three short lectures:
Friday, March 3, 2017, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
An "Open Forum" for discussion with Jack Corliss and others on the 1977 Alvin dive program on the history of the discovery.
Forum Part 1 video, Forum Part 2 video