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January 2020

No Physics colloquium

January 21 @ 4:00 pm
CO United States
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Underground Lunch & Learn: Mike Wongkaew, HNTB National Tunnel Practice Lead

January 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Berthoud Hall, 1516 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Free

In this presentation, we will discuss emerging transportation technologies of the future and how tunneling is instrumental in making them a reality. Mike Wongkaew, HNTB National Tunnel Practice Lead – Northwest, will review the current state of the practice, recent accomplishments and future directions of innovative companies such as Virgin Hyperloop One and The Boring Company.

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The Chemistry of Photography – A Hennebach Lecture

January 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Alderson Hall, 1613 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Chemistry and photography share a common history, and the wet plate collodion process demonstrates how these two fields intertwine through chemical processing. Developed in 1851, the wet plate collodion process uses a variety of chemical emulsions to develop images, and while the photos produced are impressive, the process itself has become an art of balancing chemicals and light to create images. In this hands-on lecture, spend time learning about historical film processes with photographer Quinn Jacobsen and enjoy demonstrations on…

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Van Tuyl Lecture: John Dilles, Oregon State University

January 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Berthoud Hall, 1516 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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John Dilles, Oregon State University Berthoud 241, 4-5PM Structural Geology of Porphyry Copper Deposits from Regional Tectonic Setting to Vein-formation Abstract: Structure and tectonics play key roles in both porphyry copper formation and preservation.  Several deposits and districts have been affected by post-ore strike-slip faulting that has offset orebodies laterally, and elsewhere by normal faulting that has offset orebodies and tilted crustal blocks to allow geologists to observe up to 6km crustal sections in cross-section. Ore-forming environments are characterized by…

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Mines Leadership Summit

January 25 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ben H. Parker Student Center, 1200 16th St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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$5

The Mines Leadership Summit is an opportunity for students to attend a miniature professional development conference on campus. The 2020 Summit theme is Expanding Horizons, which will focus on providing different stories, experiences, and guidance by our three guest speakers. The speakers will also each lead their own debriefing activity to help participants process through what they’re hearing and how they apply that to their everyday lives. This year the Leadership Summit will be hosted on January 25th from 12-4pm…

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