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Spring 2021 Distinguished Lecturer Series Schedule

Due to the novel coronaries COVID-19 all Distinguished Lectures will be online this semester via Zoom. See UW COVID-19 information for the latest COVID-19 information.

​The lectures will start at 3:40 PM in coordination with times for the new UW course schedule.  We still aim for 45-50 min presentations, with questions to follow.  In the spirit of our museum receptions, we will hold a virtual reception to immediately follow the lecture. 

Please contact: Brandon McElroy or  Deborah Prusia  if you would like the Zoom link.
If anyone would like a particular week recorded, just request it.  Brandon McElroy will ask the speaker for their permission and then make a recording and make the link available. 

Date Guest Speaker School Affiliation           Title (if known)
21-Jan JJ Shinker UWyo Geology & Geophysics  Climatic controls of environmental change in the Western US
8- Feb Pejman Tahmasebi UWyo Petroleum Engineering A data driven approach for modelling of complex geo-systems
22-Feb Peter Wilcock Utah State University Sediment budget in Flat (but hyperactive) Terrain: Balancing agriculture & water quality in the Muddy Minnesota River
1- Mar Susan Hall USGS A genetic model for the Coles Hill deposit, Virginia: largest uranium deposit in the US
8-Mar Mark Torres Rice University Rivers flow not past, but through: a fluvial perspective on Earth’s carbon cycle
15-Mar Anne Van Horne UWyo Geology & Geophysics Evolution of the Sea of Japan with new kinematic modeling of its opening mechanism
22-Mar Susan Petty Cyrq Energy Going Hotter and Deeper – Superhot Geothermal in the Brittle Ductile Transition
29-Mar Ilya Tsvankin Colorado School of Mines Orthorhombic symmetry:  The new standard model in exploration seismic?
5- Apr Emily Chin Scripps Institution of Oceanography Drips on Edge: Unstable lithosphere beneath the Wyoming Craton
12- Apr Michael Gardner University of Nevada-Reno Modeling Dynamic Rock-Fluid Interaction
19-Apr Sam Munoz Northeastern University Riverine floods in the late Holocene:  Insights from muds and models
26-Apr Janet Dewey UWyo Geology & Geophysics
The Roadside Geology of Wyoming: A Virtual Tour
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