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Stanford Earth Sciences Distinguished Speaker Series: Professor Roel Snieder of the Colorado School of Mines talks about measuring time-lapse changes from chaotic waves. (May 30, 2012)

 

September 6, 2011 presentation by geophysics professor Greg Beroza of the Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences at the National Science Foundation Research Expo Which Hazards Are in Your Backyard?

 

A two part lecture devoted to an examination of and conversation about the March 11, 2011 Tohoku earthquake in northern Honshu, Japan, and the subsequent tsunami and nuclear accident. In talks and panel discussions, experts from the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and other organizations will focus on what happened, the impacts of the events, and what the future holds for Japan and other earthquake- and tsunami-zone regions of the world.

A two part lecture devoted to an examination of and conversation about the March 11, 2011 Tohoku earthquake in northern Honshu, Japan, and the subsequent tsunami and nuclear accident. In talks and panel discussions, experts from the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and other organizations will focus on what happened, the impacts of the events, and what the future holds for Japan and other earthquake- and tsunami-zone regions of the world.

A number of chemical elements that were once laboratory curiosities now figure prominently in new technologies like wind turbines, solar energy collectors, and electric cars. If widely deployed, such inventions have the capacity to transform the way we produce, transmit, store, and conserve energy. A shortage of these “energy‐critical elements” could significantly inhibit the adoption of otherwise game-changing energy technologies, limiting the competitiveness of U.S. industries and the domestic scientific enterprise.

Plutonium: Nuclear vs. Geologic Solutions
Rod Ewing
Edward H. Kraus Distinguished University Professor, Department of Geological Sciences
University of Michigan

The Stanford Earth Sciences Distinguished Speaker Series is a quarterly seminar series hosted by the school's departments and programs to engage faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and students by bringing experts to campus for presentations followed by informal receptions. 


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