Speaker: Eric Dunham
Assistant Prof. Geophysics, Stanford University
This seminar series is designed for a student audience. The idea of the seminar is for faculty to describe their research, their philosophy or specific projects in broad terms at a level that students can easily follow. The style is informal to encourage a dialog rather than a one-way flow. Computer projectors are rarely used except to display images. Also the lack of faculty in the audience enables the student to be the ones asking the questions. The less preparation the presenter makes the better. Anything that is not completely familiar to the speaker is not something that the students need to know.Since this is informal for the speaker we hope that there will a large number of faculty that will respond to request that they speak. We also extend the list of speakers to include senior students with a particular focus on those who no longer sit in ICME space and do not have an ICME adviser. The class is also encouraged to make suggestions for speakers and can if they wish invite speakers.