Recent CIPS Events

Event Archive 2001-2002
U.C. Berkeley, Center for Integrative Planetary Science

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23 July 2002
Tuesday
11:00 am
501 Campbell Hall

Coffee at 10:40am

Gregory T. Delory

Space Sciences Laboratory
UC Berkeley

"Where Space Physics Meets Geophysics: The Search for Subsurface Water on Mars"


2 May 2002
Thursday

Tea: 661 Campbell Hall 3:30 PM


4:10 pm
Colloquium
1 Le Conte Hall

James F. Kasting

Department of Geosciences
Pennsylvania State University

Joint Astronomy / Earth & Planetary Science Colloquium

"Habitable Zones Around Stars and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life" Abstract


1 May 2002
Wednesday
1-5:30 pm
at the
Space Sciences Laboratory

Formation & Evolution Workshop


James F. Kasting (Penn State) Methane Greenhouses & Antigreenhouses During the Archean
Kevin Zahnle (NASA/Ames) Evolution of the Earth's Atmosphere
Eugene Chiang (UCB) Killing Two Birds with One Stone: Applying Secular Mechanics to the Kuiper Belt and Extrasolar Planets
Victoria Meadows (JPL/Caltech/NAI) Towards Characterizing Extrasolar Terrestrial Planets: The Virtual Planetary Laboratory Abstract

New! Also--Pop-ups: Short talks, 10 minutes or less, employing 2 slides or fewer, by volunteers. Pop-ups were given by Kristie Boering (UCB), Andrew Youdin (UCB), and Harald Frey (SSL).



17 April 2002
Wednesday
1-5:30 pm
at the
Space Sciences Laboratory

Mars Workshop:

Science objectives and methods for near-future space missions

Bob Haberle (NASA/Ames) Mars Global Circulation Models and the Pascal Mars Scout Concept
Bill Feldman (LANL) Water on Mars
Mark Allen (JPL) Overview of Caltech's December 2001 Astrobiology Conference
Chris McKay (NASA/Ames) Scout Program
Pop-ups & refreshments Incl. EPS's Taylor Perron on Mars gullies

4 April 2002
Thursday
4:10 pm
Colloquium
1 Le Conte Hall

Rosaly Lopes

Galileo Science Team
Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Joint Astronomy / Earth & Planetary Science Colloquium

"Io's Volcanic Activity:
Results From the Near-Infrared Mapping Spectrometer on Galileo" Abstract


3 April 2002
Wednesday
5:00-7:00 pm
Hotel Durant
Bowditch St. & Durant Ave.
Regents' Room

Reception

for the CIPS community in celebration of
  • the close of CIPS's first full year of operation,
  • the first year of CIPS grant recipients,
  • CIPS's successful opening visitors' program, and
  • the arrival of spring weather.

13 March 2002
Wednesday
3:00-5:00 pm
544 Campbell Hall

2001-02 Minigrant Recipients

Informal talks on CIPS-supported research by

Kristie A. Boering
Chemistry and
Earth & Planetary Science
"Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate on Extrasolar Bodies: Experimental Constraints for Predictions of Habitability and Spectroscopic Signatures of Life"
Carrine Blank
Integrative Biology
"When Did the Tree Turn Green? Using Genomic DNA Sequences to Build a Better Bacterial Tree and the Geological Record to Probe the Origin of Oxygenic Photosynthesis"
Subhanjoy Mohanty
Astronomy
"Brown Dwarf Atmospheres: A Bridge between Stars and Giant Planets"
Joseph A. Barranco
Astronomy and
Mechanical Engineering
"Vortices in Protoplanetary Disks and the Formation of Planetesimals"

26 February 2002
4:00 pm
Tuesday
Pitzer Auditorium
120 Latimer Hall

Prof. John Maier

Department of Chemistry
University of Basel

Physical Chemistry Seminar

"Electronic Spectroscopy of Carbon Chains and Ions: Relevance to Astrophysics"


25 February '02
4:30 pm
Monday
1 LeConte Hall

Philip S. Marcus

Mechanical Engineering
UC Berkeley

Colloquium sponsored by the UC Physics Department

"Prediction of a Global Change on Jupiter" Abstract


6 Feb. '02
Noon
Wednesday
501 Campbell Hall

Jack Lissauer

NASA Ames

Seminar presented by the
Theoretical Astrophysics Center

"Planetary Formation Around Single & Binary Stars"


6 February '02
3:45-5:00 pm
Wednesday
501 Campbell Hall
CIPS / SSL Roundtable

First in a series of discussions leading to a possible mission proposal

Mars Mission / Instrument Meeting Abstract


30 January. '02
Wednesday
1-5:30 pm
at the
Space Sciences Laboratory

Impact Workshop:

How impacts shape the architecture of planetary systems

Geoff Marcy & Imke de Pater (UCB) General announcements
Robin Canup (SWRI Boulder) AN IMPACT ORIGIN OF THE MOON
Don Korycansky (UCSC) 3D CALCULATIONS OF ASTEROID IMPACTS INTO PLANETARY ATMOSPHERES
Kevin Zahnle (NASA Ames) IMPACTS ON VENUS
Franck Marchis (UCB) BINARY ASTEROIDS
Walter Alvarez (UCB) SEVEN MASS EXTINCTIONS: THE IMPACT EVIDENCE
Imke de Pater (UCB) SL-9 IMPACT COMMENTARY

Speakers will try to allow time for 5-10 minutes of questions. We hope to discuss what is not known as well as what is known.



14 Nov. '01
Noon
Wednesday
501 Campbell Hall

Roman Rafikov

Princeton

Seminar presented by the
Theoretical Astrophysics Center

"Gap formation in gaseous and planetesimal disks" Abstract


8 Nov. '01
Thursday
4:10 pm
Colloquium
2 Le Conte Hall

Note day & room

Erik Asphaug

Center for Origins, Dynamics and Evolution of Planets
Earth Sciences Department
University of California, Santa Cruz

Joint Astronomy / Earth & Planetary Science Colloquium

"Asteroid Interiors" Abstract


7 Nov. '01
4:00 pm
Wednesday

Gregory Delory

Space Sciences Laboratory
University of California, Berkeley

"Electric Fields on Mars: Dust Electrodynamics and the Search for Water"

An overview of sensor work and its applications to dust charging and subsurface imaging of water on the Naiades Mars Scout proposal.

31 Oct. '01
4:00 pm
Wednesday

Conway Leovy

University of Washington

"Modeling the General Circulation of the Terrestrial Planetary Atmospheres"


24 Oct. '01
4:00 pm
Wednesday

Glenn Schneider

Steward Observatory, University of Arizona

"Dusty Circumstellar Disks and Substellar Companions" Abstract


17 Oct. '01
4:00 pm
Wednesday

Wendy Calvin

Arthur Brant Lab for Exploration Geophysics
University of Nevada, Reno

"Mars Aqueous Mineralogy and the KittyHawk Scout Mission" Abstract


10 Oct. '01
4:00 pm
Wednesday

Ashley G. Davies

Jet Propulsion Laboratory
California Institute of Technology

"Volcanism on Io: Quantifying Eruption Parameters From Galileo Data"Abstract


9 Oct. '01
4:00 pm
Tuesday

Prof. Lucy Ziurys

Depts. of Chemistry and Astronomy
University of Arizona

Physical Chemistry Seminar

"From Organometallic Chemistry to Interstellar Matter: High Resolution Spectroscopy of Metal Bearing Species"


3 Oct. '01
4:00 pm
Wednesday

David Mitchell

Space Sciences Laboratory
University of California, Berkeley

"Paleomagnetism: Mars vs. Moon"


Topic of discussion:

Tectonic Plates on Mars?

Based on the paper "Magnetic Lineations in the Ancient Crust of Mars," J.E.P. Connerney, M.H. Acuña, P.J. Wasilewski, N.F. Ness, H.Rème, C. Mazelle, D. Vignes, R.P. Lin, D.L. Mitchell, and P.A. Cloutier, Science 1999 April 30; 284: 794-798.

To be presented(/criticized?) by David Schmidt

Other background literature:

  • "Questions About Magnetic Lineations in the Ancient Crust of Mars," C.G.A. Harrison;, J.E.P. Connerney, M.H. Acuña, P.J. Wasilewski, N.F. Ness, H. Rème, C. Mazelle, D. Vignes, R.P. Linn, D.L. Mitchell, and P.A. Cloutier; Science 2000 January 28; 287: 547
  • "Global Distribution of Crustal Magnetization Discovered by the Mars Global Surveyor MAG/ER Experiment," M.H. Acuña, J.E.P. Connerney, N.F. Ness, R.P. Lin, D. Mitchell, C.W. Carlson, J. McFadden, K.A. Anderson, H. Rème, C. Mazelle, D. Vignes, P. Wasilewski, and P. Cloutier, Science 1999 April 30; 284: 790-793.
  • "Geophysics - Timing of the Martian dynamo," Nature, 408, 666-667, 2000, by G Schubert, C Russell and W Moore

26 Sept. '01
4:00 pm
Wednesday

Discussion Continued: Water and Gullies on Mars

Last week's gathering was so lively that we decided to continue our Mars conversation this week.

Discussions continue with refreshments after the talks in Room 501.


19 Sept. '01
4:00 pm
Wednesday

Discussion: 3 papers on Water and Gullies on Mars


"Evidence of recent groundwater seepage and surface runoff on Mars," M. C. Malin and K. S. Edgett, Science 288, 2330-2335. Summarized by: Xylar
"Liquid CO2 Breakout and the Formation of Recent Small Gullies on Mars," Donald S. Musselwhite, Timothy D. Swindle and Jonathan I. Lunine. GRL, vol. 28, 1283-1285. Summarized by: Mate
"Surface runoff features on Mars: testing the carbon dioxide formation hypothesis," S. T. Stewart and F. Nimmo. JGR, Submitted. Summarized by: Taylor

Discussions continue with refreshments after the talks in Room 501.


12 Sept. '01
4:00 pm
Wednesday

Jonathan Lunine

Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
University of Arizona

"New constraints on the formation of the giant planets… from Galileo at Jupiter to Cassini at Saturn and Titan"Abstract


5 Sept. '01
4:00 pm
Wednesday

CIPS 2001-'02 Kick-Off Abstract


12 Apr. '01
4:00 pm
Thursday

Frank Shu

Astronomy Department
University of California, Berkeley

Astronomy Department Colloquium

"What Do Meteorites Tell Us About The Formation of the Solar System?" Abstract


11 Apr. '01
1:00 pm
Wednesday

Sue Kieffer

President
S.W. Kieffer Science Consulting, Inc.
Bolton, Ontario

Planetary Seminar

"Geologic Nozzles: Mount St. Helens, the Rapids of the Colorado River, and Volcanoes on Io"


22 Mar. '01
4:00 pm
Thursday

Bernard J. Wood

University of Bristol

Sponsored by the Department of Earth & Planetary Science:
Class of '51 Distinguished Lecture

"Formation of the Earth's Core"

Reference: "The Earth's 'missing' Niobium may be in the core". Nature: vol 409, January 2001, pp. 75-78

1 Mar. '01
1:00 pm
Thursday

Marilyn Fogel

Carnegie Institution of Washington
Geophysical Laboratory

Seminar sponsored by the Department of Earth & Planetary Science

"Chemical Clues to Finding Life in the Solar System: Lessons from Earth"


22 Feb. '01
Noon
Thursday

Paul Geissler

Lunar & Planetary Laboratory
University of Arizona

"Galileo: The Long Road to Jupiter" Abstract


21 Feb. '01
1:00 pm
Wednesday

Elisabetta Pierazzo

Lunar & Planetary Laboratory
University of Arizona

"Impacts and the Evolution of Planetary Biospheres" Abstract


16 Feb. '01
Noon
Friday

Adam Showman

NASA Ames Research Center

"Topics in Giant Planet Atmospheres:
  1. Jupiter's downdrafts, and
  2. Atmospheric circulation of short-period extrasolar giant planets"
Abstract


6 Feb. '01
Noon
Tuesday

Bradley Hansen

Department of Astrophysical Sciences
Princeton University

Special Astronomy Colloquium

"Old White Dwarfs: Probes of Galactic History"


1 Feb. '01
4:00 pm
Thursday

Sara Seager

School of Natural Sciences
Institute for Advanced Study

Astronomy Colloquium

"Characterizing Extrasolar Planet Atmospheres"


25 Jan. '01
4:00 pm
Thursday

Eugene Chiang

Institute for Advanced Study

Astronomy Colloquium

"Planets: From Dust to Dynamics"