Thesis Defense – Emily Sarafian
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Geophysical and Petrological Constraints on Ocean Plate Dynamics

Special Seminar – Doug Hemingway @ 54-915
Apr 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Douglas Hemingway, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of California at Berkeley

About the Speaker: I am currently a Miller Fellow at the University of California Berkeley, hosted in the Department of Earth and Planetary Science by Michael Manga. I completed my PhD in August of 2015 in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California Santa Cruz. My PhD advisors were Ian Garrick-Bethell and Francis Nimmo. My dissertation committee also included Gary Glatzmaier and Jasper Halekas.


Seminar at 3PM in room 54-915 | Reception to follow

Questions? email provaire@mit.edu

How Free Enterprise Can Solve Climate Change
Apr 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Former Congressman Bob Inglis (R-SC) traveled to Antarctica and Greenland as a member of the House Science Committee during his second 3-year term in Congress (2005-10) and became convinced that climate change was a problem and needed action. In July 2012, he founded and launched RepublicEn (republicEn.org), which is centered on conservative principles and a free-enterprise solution to climate change. Inglis will talk about how free enterprise and a “tax swap” can deliver the innovation to solve our climate change issues and lead the rest of the world.

Lecture is free and open to the public: EVENT WEBSITE

About the Speaker

Bob Inglis was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1992, having never run for office before. He represented Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina, from 1993-1998, unsuccessfully challenged U.S. Senator Fritz Hollings in 1998, and then returned to the practice of commercial real estate law in Greenville, S.C. In 2004, he was re-elected to Congress and served until losing re-election in the South Carolina Republican primary of 2010.

In 2011, Inglis went full-time into promoting free enterprise action on climate change and launched the Energy and Enterprise Initiative (“E&EI”) at George Mason University in July 2012. E&EI is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt, educational outreach that lives to demonstrate the power of accountable free enterprise. E&EI believes that climate change can be solved by eliminating all subsidies, including the implicit subsidy of the lack of accountability for emissions. By creating a level playing field in which all costs are transparently “in” on all fuels, E&EI believes that the free enterprise system will deliver innovation faster than government regulations could ever imagine. Full bio at http://www.republicen.org/about.

About the Series

The Environmental Solutions Initiative 2017 People & the Planet Lecture Series presents individuals and organizations working to advance understanding and action toward a humane and sustainable future.

DLS – Luca Caricchi, Universitié de Genève
Apr 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

EAPS Department Lectures (DLS) are weekly term-time talks given by leading thinkers across the earth, atmospheric and planetary sciences. Lectures take place in MIT Building 54 room 915 at 3:45 pm weekly on Wednesday afternoons unless otherwise noted.


Thursday Faculty Lunches – Dan Rothman @ 54-915
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Thursday Faculty Lunches @ 54-915
Apr 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Graduate Lecture Series – Dan Rothman @ 54-915
Apr 28 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

The GLS is open to all EAPS Graduate Students, Researchers and Postdocs


Graduate Lecture Series @ 54-915
Apr 28 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The GLS is open to all EAPS Graduate Students, Researchers and Postdocs

Thesis Defense – Guy N. Evans
May 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Trace Element Proxies and Mineral Indicators of Hydrothermal Fluid pH and Metal Content and Seafloor Massive Sulfide Deposit Formation Processes

Thesis Defense – Martina Coccia
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Processing Strategies Optimization and Error Mitigation of Geodetic Measurements