Seminars and Events
Seminars constitute an essential part of life in the Department.
Some previous listings
The Department of the Geophysical Sciences sponsors a variety of seminar series each academic quarter reflecting the interdisciplinary research interests of the department. Students, faculty, and researchers from throughout the sciences participate in these seminars.
Geophysical Sciences Colloquium
This is the main seminar series of the Department, spanning its full intellectual breadth. Seminars are in Hinds 101 at 3:00 p.m. every Friday. Tea and cookies are served in the Goldsmith Room (Hinds 176) before the seminar.
A weekly seminar devoted to cosmochemistry and closely allied fields. Information about seminars can be found by contacting Andrew Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org). This seminar is held in the southwest corner of the third floor of Hinds at 3:30pm most Thursdays.
Climate and Paleoclimate Journal Club
A weekly seminar devoted to reviewing topics in climate and paleoclimate. Students, post-docs and faculty take turns presenting papers from the recent literature as well as their own ongoing research. Some quarters have specific themes while others cover a wider range of topics. Information about seminars and weekly readings can also be found by contacting David Archer (email@example.com). This seminar is held in the Goldsmith Room (Hinds 176) at 12:30pm most Mondays.
Paleo Journal Club
A weekly meeting dedicated to discussing a wide range of topics related to paleobiology and evolutionary biology. One student selects a paper each week for the whole group to read and discuss. Meetings are held in Hinds 228 (second floor lunchroom) on Thursdays at 12:00 pm. To receive announcements about the journal club and other paleo related events on campus, subscribe to the paleo listhost at https://lists.uchicago.edu/web/subscribe/paleo
A weekly seminar sponsored by the Department of the Geophysical Sciences and the Committee on Evolutionary Biology, with talks by local and visiting speakers on a wide range of evolutionary themes. Speakers (and audience members) come from many backgrounds, including evolutionary biology, anatomy, biomechanics, ecology, paleontology, molecular biology, systematics, conservation biology, history & philosophy of science, and more. To be placed on the mailing list or for more information contact Monica Polk (firstname.lastname@example.org). This seminar is held in the Goldsmith Room (Hinds 176) 7:30pm, Thursdays. The seminar is usually preceded by dinner at a local restaurant. To receive dinner announcements subscribe to the paleontology list host.
A weekly seminar at which students and post-docs take turns presenting results of their research. The following week's presenter is picked from a hat by the current week's presenter. Wednesdays at 12:30 in the Goldsmith Room (Hinds 176). Lunch is provided. Announcements are sent to the student and post-doc mailing lists.
Once a year, the Department of the Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago and the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Northwestern University jointly sponsor a lecture by a distinguished scientist. This lecture series is named for William C. Krumbein (1902-1979), who had connections with both departments. The lecture is typically held in the evening and accompanied by a gala dinner. Recent Krubein Lecturers include Jerry Mitrovica, John Grotzinger, John Hayes, Andrew Knoll, and Maria Zuber.
Geounion (an undergraduate organization) organizes several seminars per quarter covering a range of topics in the Geophysical Sciences. Seminars are geared toward exposing undergraduates to a variety of different research in the geophysical sciences, but faculty and graduate students are welcome to attend. Meetings are typically held at 5:30pm during even number weeks of the quarter in the Goldsmith Room (Hinds 176). Information about seminars and other geounion events can be found by subscribing to the list host.
A weekly lunch-time seminar given by local faculty and staff.