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EEPS Seminar: David Kring, Lunar & Planetary Institute Abstract Title: Expedition 364 to the Chicxulub Impact Crater: Probing Peak-Ring Basins and their Hydrothermal Systems Abstract: The ~180 km-diameter Chicxulub impact crater, located on the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico, is famously linked to the extinction of dinosaurs and most other forms of life on Earth nearly 66 million years ago. The International Ocean Discovery Program and International Continental Scientific Drilling Program recently teamed up to drill into the crater to test…Find out more »
EEPS Seminar: Ashley Griffith, Ohio State University Abstract Title: Rock fracture and fragmentation during unstable crustal deformation Abstract: Most laboratory research focused on rock strength and failure has been limited to experiments featuring slow, “tectonic” loads; however, many natural processes that pose significant risk for humans (e.g., earthquakes, landslides, and bolide impacts), as well as risks associated with human activities (underground explosions, mine failure, projectile penetration), occur at rates that are hundreds to thousands of times faster than typically simulated in…Find out more »
For outside visitors, the best way to get to our department is to come in on Rice Blvd and turn into entrance 20 (intersection of Rice and Kent St.). At the stop sign, you will see a visitor parking lot. From there, walk east to the department. The google map below shows exactly where our building is.