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Monday, September 25, 2023

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Seminar to discuss historical processes of Earth formation

Students are invited to attend a seminar hosted by the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics on Friday, Sept. 26, that will discuss earth and atmospheric sciences.

“Isotope Perspectives on the Deep Carbon Cycle: Implications for Earth Formation and Isotope Biosignatures” will cover stable isotope geochemistry, a main component of geology, according to seminar host Qi Fu, assistant professor of organic geochemistry, astrobiology and isotope geochemistry.

“By studying variations in abundance of isotopes of common elements in natural samples, geologists can decipher processes that had happened during the history of the Earth and even the solar system,” Fu said.

The seminar will also discuss the origins of organic compounds in the Earth and the formation mechanisms of those compounds, according to Fu.

Juske Horita, a stable isotope geochemistry professor from Texas Tech, is a well-known scientist in stable isotope geochemistry and will be the speaker at Friday’s seminar.

While earth and atmospheric sciences faculty and students generally attend, all are welcome to attend the seminar from 4 to 5 p.m. in Science and Research Building 1 Rm. 117.

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