Baylor Geology Department Presents Colloquium Series

Jan. 25, 2012

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Baylor University's Department of Geology in the College of Arts and Sciences will continue its colloquium series at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 in Room E231 in the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave, with a lecture by Dr. Rui Zhang called "Quantitative Seismic Interpretation at thin bed resolution with Basis Pursuit Inversion."

Zhang earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in geophysics at the China University of Geosciences, and his Ph.D. in geophysics at the University of Houston in 2010. He is now a postdoctoral fellow working on a CO2 Sequestration project funded by the Department of Energy at the Institute for Geophysics in the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin.

All lectures in the series will take place from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Fridays in Room E231 of the Baylor Sciences Building. Other lectures include:

Feb. 3 - Dr. Glen Mattioli from the University of Texas at Arlington discussing earthquake seismology.

Feb. 10 - To be determined.

Feb. 17 - Dr. Alain Plante from the University of Pennsylvania discussing soil organic matter stability.

March 2 - Dr. Andrew Bishop from the Shell Oil Company discussing oil and gas exploration.

March 9 - Dr. Deborah Smith from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, subject to be announced.

March 23 - Dr. Kamini Singha from Pennsylvania State University discussing groundwater and modeling.

March 30 - Dr. Chris Poulsen from the University of Michigan discussing climate modeling.

April 13 - Dr. Oliver Chadwick from the University of California at Santa Barbara discussing ecosystem science.

About the College of Arts & Sciences

The College of Arts & Sciences is Baylor University's oldest and largest academic division, consisting of 27 academic departments and 13academic centers and institutes. The more than 5,000 courses taught in the College span topics from art and theatre to religion, philosophy, sociology and the natural sciences. Faculty conduct research around the world, and research on the undergraduate and graduate level is prevalent throughout all disciplines.

For more information, visit the Baylor Geology Department or call (254) 710-2361.

by Carmen Galvan, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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