Monthly Archives: April 2024

May 8th, GSW meeting at the Cosmos Club

This will be an IN-PERSON meeting only. Three excellent talks will be presented:

ELI MOORE, U.S. Geological Survey: Subsurface Metaproteomics Reveals Diverse Active Microbial Metabolisms in the Antrim Shale

ROBERTA RUDNICK, University of California – Santa Barbara: Metapelites in the lower crust beneath the Potrillo Volcanic Field provide insights into the mysterious 1.4 Ga Picuris Orogeny

ADAM WALLACE, University of Delaware: Reassessment of the Roles of Ion Hydration and Dehydration on the Reactivity of the Calcite-Water Interface

Come at 7:30 PM to socialize and imbibe, the meeting begins at 8 PM, and ends by 10 PM.

April 24: 1600th GSW Meeting and Early-Career Showcase at Carnegie EPL

The 1600th meeting of the Society will be held in the Greenewalt Building, Tuve Hall at the Carnegie Earth and Planets Laboratory, Broad Branch Road Campus. Directions are here:

Parking is free on the campus, or on-street in the vicinity

This will be a special event, highlighting the work of early-career scientists. Ahead of the formal program, we will hold an informal gathering with food, beverages, and poster presentations by students, post-docs and other early-career workers. We welcome poster presentation contributions: please email Dan Doctor ( if you have a poster to present!

Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served beginning at 6:30 p.m., during the poster presentations

***This will be a hybrid meeting***

If you wish to join the virtual Zoom webcast, please email by Tuesday, April 23 for the information to join the webcast.

Formal program begins at 8:00 p.m, with the following speakers:

Emmanuel Codillo, Carnegie Earth and Planets Laboratory — Tracking carbon-rich magmas in the upper mantle using electrical conductivity

Vasilije Dobrosavljevic, Carnegie Earth and Planets Laboratory — Probing materials at Earth’s enigmatic core-mantle boundary landscape

Jennifer Kasbohm, Yale University/Carnegie Earth and Planets Laboratory — Calibrating timescales and measuring pCO2 to test the role of Columbia River Basalt volcanism in the Miocene Climate Optimum

March 27: Draft meeting minutes of 1599th GSW

The GSW meeting at the Cosmos Club hosted three talks. A draft of the meeting minutes are available here. Please contact Michael Purucker with any suggestions, changes or corrections.