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September 2, 2016
3:00pm in PLS 1140
Amy Williams from Towson University
Physical and Molecular Biosignatures in Mars-Analogous Rocks from Iron Mountain, CA: Implications for Detection with NASA's Curiosity Rover

Abstract: Dr. Amy Williams is a geobiologist who studies the formation and preservation of physical and molecular biosignatures in Mars-analogous environments. She has worked in the extreme acid mine drainage system at Iron Mountain, CA, and with hydrothermal systems in Iceland and Alaska. For the past 8 years she has been a member of the NASA Curiosity rover science team, where she works to understand how preserved microbial organisms can be detected with the instrument suite onboard Curiosity. She is the current lead of the rover's SAM instrument thermochemolysis experiment, which can detect biogenic molecules.

September 16, 2016
3:00pm in PLS 1140
Brad Foley from Penn State
September 23, 2016
3:00pm in PLS 1140
Melissa Trainer from NASA-GSFC
September 30, 2016
3:00pm in PLS 1140
Bob Craddock from Smithsonian Institution
October 14, 2016
3:00pm in PLS 1140
Luciana Astiz from NSF
October 21, 2016
3:00pm in PLS 1140
Peter Driscoll from Carnegie Institution for Science
November 4, 2016
3:00pm in PLS 1140
Sarah Hörst from Johns Hopkins University
November 11, 2016
3:00pm in PLS 1140
Peter van Keken from Carnegie Institution for Science
November 18, 2016
3:00pm in PLS 1140
Ricardo Arevalo from NASA-GSFC

The coordinator for the Colloquium Series is Dr. Nicholas Schmerr. You can contact him at nschmerr@umd.edu.