The Geology and Geophysics group (G&G) in CEOAS works actively with researchers in other disciplines in the college, as well as with many national and international colleagues.

Teaching and Research Faculty

Sherm Bloomer, Ed Brook, Christo Buizert, Michael Campana, Peter Clark, JC Creveling, Shan de Silva, Emily Eidam, Chris Goldfinger, Matthew Goslin, Merrick HallerRandy Keller, Adam Kent, Anthony Koppers, Stephen Lancaster, Jennifer McKay, Andrew Meigs, Alan Mix, John Nabelek, Tuba Özkan-Haller, Erin Pettit, Peter Ruggiero, Adam Schultz, Pieter-Ewald Share, Alyssa Shiel, Frank Sousa, Ben Stanley, Joe Stoner, Pam Sullivan, Frank Tepley, Mo Walczak, Greg Wilson, David Wrathall, Kaplan Yalcin, Rebecca Yalcin

Spring 2023 Geology & Geophysics Seminars

Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m. in Burt Hall, Room 193 (unless otherwise noted)

April 6 – Kiya Riverman, Title TBA

April 13 – Gemma O'ConnorInvestigating the drivers of West Antarctic ice loss using proxy data

April 20 – Stephanie Olinger, Cracking the Case of Antarctic Ice Shelf Rifting

April 27 – Naser Meqbel, Title TBA

May 4 – Meaghana Ranganathan, Ice sheet change: a microstructural perspective
Special seminar based on her work on DEI-related issues: Friday, May 5 at 11 a.m. in Burt 193  - Understanding Bias and Inequity in the Geosciences

May 11 – Christian Wild, TBA: Antarctic Ice Ocean Interactions

May 18 – Valerie Sahakian, Searching for empirical links between shaking and turbidity current generation

June 1 – Elizabeth H. Case, GHOST on Thwaites: a first look at phase-sensitive radar results from Thwaites Glacier

  • Abstract: As part of the International Thwaites Glacier Consortium, the G.H.O.S.T. project (Geophysical Habitat of Subglacial Thwaites) seeks to characterize the glacial bed and glacial response to the bed through seismics, radar, and other tools. This talk will look at preliminary results from the first year of a line of 200 km of phase-sensitive radar measurements, including layering, the bed, and ice fabric. In addition, I'll introduce an ongoing collaboration between G.H.O.S.T. and artists called "Glacial Hauntologies."

Special seminar Friday, June 2 at 1 p.m. in Wilkinson 203Elizabeth H. Case, Frozen Bodies and Physics-Grounded Futures: integrating creative practice with polar research

  • Abstract: Through a multiplicity of mediums and collaborations, I have integrated art into my PhD and vice versa in a struggle to "find another relationship to nature besides reification, possession, appropriate, and nostalgia" (Haraway 1992). I'm interested in how "information becomes a distinct aesthetic element" (Houser 2020) and how polar aesthetics can further facilitate emotional responses to and collective processing of the climate crisis. I'll present a variety of past, ongoing, and future projects that ask what happens when we use the same data for science and art, and how these simultaneous practices can inform the other.

June 8 – Thomas Giachetti and Josh Wiejaczka, First Plinian, then Vulcanian, and finally effusive: the common fate of all VEI 4-5 silicic eruptions?