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Course # (Section)
Present and Future Climate
MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM
Present and Future Climate AS.270.641 (01)
Meets with AS.270.378.
Days/Times: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM
Instructor: Zaitchik, Benjamin
Room: Olin 204
Seats Available: 7/14
W 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Gomes, Maya L, Smith, Emmy
Geobiology Seminar AS.270.668 (01)
Geobiology is the study of interactions between life and rocks. In this class we will explore how organisms impact sedimentary records both directly, by leaving behind biosignatures, or indirectly, by affecting their surroundings in a way that promotes formation of certain types of minerals. This will serve as a guide for interpreting geological records during the early evolution of life on Earth, the rise of animals, and major mass extinctions.
Days/Times: W 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Instructor: Gomes, Maya L, Smith, Emmy
Room: Olin 346
Seats Available: 8/12
Planets, Life and the Universe
MWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM
Diruggiero, Jocelyne, Norman, Colin
Planets, Life and the Universe AS.360.671 (01)
This multidisciplinary course explores the origins of life, planet formation, Earth's evolution, extrasolar planets, habitable zones, life in extreme environments, the search for life in the Universe, space missions, and planetary protection. Recommended Course Background: Three upper level courses in sciences and buy textbooks
Days/Times: MWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM
Instructor: Diruggiero, Jocelyne, Norman, Colin
Room: Mudd 100
Seats Available: 9/10
Ocean General Circulation
TTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
Ocean General Circulation AS.270.626 (01)
The aim of this course is to achieve conceptual understanding of the large scale low frequency ocean general circulation. The role of the ocean circulation in earth's climate is emphasized throughout.
Days/Times: TTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
Instructor: Haine, Thomas
Room: Olin 145
Seats Available: 8/10
Seminar in regional field geology
Seminar in regional field geology AS.270.628 (01)
Weekend field trip to explore regional geology. Students are required to prepare short presentations on field trip topics in advance of weekend trip. Attendance at two organizational meetings (to be scheduled) is required. Open to E&PS graduate students and upper level E&PS undergraduate majors and minors. Trip date is 11/9/2019. Consult instructors for details.
Instructor: Lewis, Kevin
Seats Available: 5/15
Topics in Mineral Physics
W 1:00PM - 3:00PM, W 4:30PM - 5:30PM
Wicks, June K
Topics in Mineral Physics AS.270.683 (01)
Mineral Physics is the study of mineralogical problems through the application of condensed matter physics and solid-state chemistry. In this course, students will learn about the foundational and developing research capabilities in Mineral Physics, with an emphasis this year on shock compression and experiments at High Energy Density. Topics will include experimental investigation of equation of states, phase transitions, changes in optical and transport properties and other strain-rate dependent phenomena. Topics in Mineral Physics is a special topics course that rotates in subject and may be taken multiple times for credit .
Days/Times: W 1:00PM - 3:00PM, W 4:30PM - 5:30PM
Instructor: Wicks, June K
Seats Available: 13/15
Research AS.270.807 (01)
Instructor: Gnanadesikan, Anand
Seats Available: 8/45
Seminar in Planetary Science
F 4:00PM - 4:50PM
Seminar in Planetary Science AS.270.662 (01)
Days/Times: F 4:00PM - 4:50PM
Instructor: Horst, Sarah
Room: Olin 145
Seats Available: 7/20
TTh 12:00PM - 1:00PM
EPS Colloquium AS.270.605 (01)
A weekly seminar series in which graduate students present their latest research results and attend Departmental seminars. This course is required for all graduate students in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.