April 8: Science ‘Star’ Visit


MIAMI — The University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science welcomes Dr. Mark Thiemens, UM Alumnus, Goldschmidt Medalist, Member of the National Academy of Science and Dean of the Division of Physical Sciences at University of California – San Diego on April 8, 2010 at 3 p.m. in the Rosenstiel School Auditorium (4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Virginia Key, FL). Dr. Thiemens will give a free lecture entitled: “Mass Independent Isotope Effects and Application to Climate Change and the Origin and Evolution of Oxygen of Earth & Mars.”

Thiemens’ work on atmospheric ozone, and his subsequent studies of isotope fractionations in other elements pertaining to atmospheric chemistry and rock-gas interactions, have shown that mass independent fractionations can, and do, take place in nature. This realization has opened whole new avenues of geochemical research. He has even had aminor planet orbiting the inner part of the main asteroid belt designated (7004) Markthiemens in honor of his groundbreaking work with meteorites.

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