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Van Tuyl Lecture: Majorie Chan, University of Utah

September 30, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Majorie Chan, University of Utah

Thursday, September 30, 2021, 4PM, BE 241/ Virtual

Topic: Red Rocks from Earth to Mars

Abstract: Mars is an exciting frontier for sedimentology, with opportunities to discover what might exist within its sedimentary layers and surface landforms.  Comparative studies of red rocks on Earth have provided important clues for interpreting the geology on Mars.  Small terrestrial concretions (cemented mineral masses) compared with “blueberries” found on the red planet, helped scientists understand past waters on Mars. Other terrestrial examples of soft-sediment deformation and weathering show remarkable similarities to recent satellite and rover imagery from Mars. Studies of sedimentary context on Earth are critical because terrestrial analogs help us interpret depositional and diagenetic processes, as well as determine where habitable environments for life might exist.

This presentation will also include a short discussion on the importance of diversity and inclusion, and how Earth science research will change in the future. Fields of sedimentary and planetary geology need multiple perspectives to leverage and employ the power of cyberinfrastructure, where data sharing and data management can open new science discoveries and relationships.

This lecture is scheduled in a hybrid format. If you would like to join the presentation, please find the Zoom Meeting Details below: Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: Password: 662644 Or iPhone one-tap: 16699006833,94057103668# or 12532158782,94057103668# Or Telephone: Dial: +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll) or +1 253 215 8782 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 940 5710 3668 International numbers available: Or a H.323/SIP room system: H.323: (US West) or (US East) Meeting ID: 940 5710 3668 Password: 662644 SIP: Password: 662644

The Van Tuyl lectures will be at 4-5pm in BE 241 and after the lecture there’ll will be a get-together from 5-6pm in BE 243 with pizza and sodas.


September 30, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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