LPI Seminar Series


The LPI Seminar Series brings prominent scientists to the LPI to present on a broad array of scientific disciplines that advance our understanding of the solar system. The seminar series, which began in September 1969, has brought many notable contributors from numerous research and academic institutions to the LPI. Seminars are typically held on Thursdays from 3:00-4:00 p.m. US/Central, but dates and times are subject to change. All seminars will be held virtually until further notice.

Sign up for LPI Seminars to receive email notifications of upcoming seminars and details on how to join the virtual seminar. For more information, please contact Patrick McGovern ([email protected]) and Sam Crossley ([email protected]).

See also the Rice University Department of Physics and Astronomy Colloquia and the Department of Earth Science Colloquia pages for other space science talks in the Houston area.

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January 1999

Tuesday, January 12, 1999 - Lecture Hall, 3:30 PM
Humberto Campins, University of Arizona
Comets Hale-Bopp and Hyakutake: Records of Presolar Chemistry and More

Friday, January 22, 1999, 3:30 PM
Joe Hahn, Lunar and Planetary Institute
The Orbital Evolution of Giant Planets Embedded in a Massive Planetesimal Disk

Friday, January 29, 1999, 3:30 PM
Gary Bernstein, University of Michigan
Searching for Solar System Bodies Beyond Pluto

February 1999

Friday, February 12, 1999, 3:30 PM
Lawrence P. Armendarez, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Presence of Nanophase Material in the Iron-Rich Layer at the KT Boundary

Friday, February 19, 1999 - Lecture Hall, 3:30 PM
Markus Landgraf, Johnson Space Center
In Situ Measurements of Interstellar Dust Particles with the Galileo and Ulysses Spacecraft

March 1999

Tuesday, March 9, 1999 - Hess Room - Brown Bag Seminar, 12:00 PM
Stephen Clifford, Lunar and Planetary Institute
Hydraulic and Thermal Arguments Regarding the Existence and Fate of a Primordial Martian Ocean

Friday, March 12, 1999 - Lecture Hall, 3:30 PM
Marc Norman, University of Tasmania, Australia
Laser Ablation ICPMS: A Robust and Cost Effective Method for Microbeam Trace Element Analysis

April 1999

Friday, April 2, 1999, 3:30 PM
Walter Kiefer, Lunar and Planetary Institute
The Deep Structure of Lunar Impact Basins

Friday, April 9, 1999, 3:30 PM
Rosemary Killen, Southwest Research Institute
Mercury's Surface, Exosphere and Magnetosphere: A Coupled System

Friday, April 16, 1999, 3:30 PM
Tomasz Stepinski, Lunar and Planetary Institute
Bounded Rationality and Solar Nebula Models

Friday, April 23, 1999, 3:30 PM
Hajime Yano, Johnson Space Center
Multi-Instrument Airborne Campaign for the 1998 Leonid Meteor Shower

May 1999

Friday, May 7, 1999 - Lecture Hall, 3:30 PM
Paul Kalas, Space Telescope Science Institute
Structure and Perturbations in the Beta Pic Disk

Friday, May 14, 1999, 3:30 PM
Dr. Mark Simons, California Institute of Technology
Observing Volcanic and Tectonic Deformation on Earth Using Satellite Radar Interferometry

Friday, May 21, 1999, 3:30 PM
Susana Lizano, Instituto de Astronomia, UNAM, Mexico City
The Binary Disk System in L1551

Friday, May 28, 1999, 3:30 PM
David Black, Lunar and Planetary Institute
Extrasolar Planets: A Critical Review of the Evidence

June 1999

Friday, June 4, 1999 - Lecture Hall, 3:30 PM
Dr. Mark Bullock, University of Colorado
Geologically Driven Climate Change on Venus

Friday, June 11, 1999, 3:30 PM
Jeff Goldstein, Challenger Center
The Winds of Other Worlds

Friday, June 25, 1999 - Lecture Hall, 3:30 PM
Dr. M.N. Rao, the Johnson Space Center
Search for Martian Soil in SNC Meteorites

July 1999

Friday, July 9, 1999 - Lecture Hall, 3:30 PM
Dr. Paul Cloutier, Rice University
Magnetic Crustal Anomalies on Mars and Water Loss

Friday, July 16, 1999 - Lecture Hall, 3:30 PM
Dr. Patrick J. McGovern, Carnegie Institution of Washington
Extension and Volcanic Loading at Alba Patera, Mars: Insights from MOLA Observations and Loading Models

Friday, July 30, 1999 - Lecture Hall, 3:30 PM
Dr. J. N. Goswami, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India
26Al in the Early Solar System: From Grains to Planetesimals

August 1999

Wednesday, August 11, 1999 - Lecture Hall - Brown Bag Seminar, 12:00 PM
Drs. Graham Ryder and Robert Herrick, Lunar and Planetary Institute
Drs. Ryder and Herrick, I Presume -- Travels in Southern Africa

Friday, August 13, 1999, 3:30 PM
Dr. Laurel Kirkland, Lunar and Planetary Institute
Infrared Spectroscopy of Mars

September 1999

Friday, September 10, 1999 - Lecture Hall, 3:30 PM
Dr. Frances Westall, Johnson Space Center
From terrestrial microfossils to possible Martian fossil life

October 1999

Friday, October 8, 1999 - Lecture Hall, 3:30 PM
Dr. Alan Treiman, Lunar and Planetary Institute
Meteor Showers at Mars: Preliminary Results from a High-School Student Internship

Friday, October 22, 1999, 3:30 PM
Dr. Francis Nimmo, Cambridge University
The Magnetic and Thermal History of Mars

November 1999

Friday, November 12, 1999 - Lecture Hall, 3:30 PM
James N. Head, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona
The Small Crater(s) Origin of the Martian Clan Meteorites

December 1999

Friday, December 3, 1999 - Lecture Hall, 3:30 PM
Dr. Geoffrey W. Marcy, University of California at Berkeley
Jupiter-Mass Companions to Main Sequence Stars

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