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Rockfest Talks

 Rockfest is going virtual!

The traditional Friday afternoon event will continue in the 3:00 to 4:00 pm time slot bringing members of the Department of Earth Sciences together to share knowledge and research. Talks are 15 to 20 minutes.

Are you interested in giving a talk? Send an email to Rockfest organizer Octavio Acuña Avendaño (octavio.acunaavendano@mail.utoronto.ca) or sign up here 

Topic: Rockfest 2021
Time: Mar 12, 2021 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/84508243395

Meeting ID: 845 0824 3395
Passcode: 886877

Date Speaker 1 Title Speaker 2 Title
         

05 February 2021*

Sam Athey Ph.D. Candidate Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Toronto

The Widespread Environmental Footprint of Indigo Denim Microfibers from Blue Jeans Krystal Nason– Ph.D. Student Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Toronto Tracing Sources of Mercury Using Mercury Stable Isotopes in Amazonian Aquatic Ecosystems

12 February 2021

Jacob Kvasnicka – Ph.D. Candidate Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Toronto Textiles as Conveyors of Chemical Contaminants from Indoors to Outdoors – Model Development and Evaluation Katie Maloney – Ph.D. Candidate Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Toronto New multicellular marine macroalgae from the ca. 950 Dolore Creek Formation, Yukon Territory

19 February 2021

       

26 February 2021

       
5 March 2021 Mathew G. Wells – Associate Professor Dept. of Physical and Environmental Sciences, UTSC Turbulence Processes Within Turbidity Currents Joe Desloges – Faculty, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Toronto A case study of a catastrophic debris flow-turbidity current deposit – Failure of the Mt. Polley tailings pond

12 March 2021

Xu Chu Assistant Professor Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Toronto

Deerite-bearing high-pressure quartzite from Western Tianshan    
26 March 2021 Nabila Rahman – Ph.D. Candidate Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Toronto TBA Tim Rodgers – Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto Is it worth measuring physicochemical properties? A comparison of in silico estimates with final adjusted values produced with a novel Bayesian technique.
02 April 2021 Riddhi Mandal – Ph.D. Candidate Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Toronto TBA Octavio Acuña Avendaño – Ph.D. Student Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Toronto Geology of Las Pailas Geothermal Field
09 April 2021 Fried Schwerdtner – Emeritus Professor Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Toronto Outcrop-scale structural features of Proterozoic Grenville gneisses decorating deep-crustal thrust faults    

16 April 2021

Ozan Akca – M.Sc. Student Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Toronto TBA Julia Andersen – Ph.D. Candidate Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Toronto TBA

23 April 2021

Don Davis – Associate Professor Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Toronto Lies, damn lies and statistics: a new regression method for isotopic data Heriberto Rochin – Ph.D. Candidate Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Toronto U-Pb dating of fossils and diagenetic minerals
30 April 2021 Domenica Lee M.Sc. Student Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Toronto TBA