Join us for the 2020 and 2023 Vetlesen Prize Laureate Lectures (View Abstracts)
9:00-10:00 AM: Breakfast Reception
10:00-11:30 AM: Lectures
RSVP by April 10
The lectures are in-person only, and they will be recorded.
We will provide shuttle service between Columbia University's main campus and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
Present-day Sea Level Rise: The Role of Space Observations
With Dr. Anny Cazenave, 2020 Vetlesen Prize Laureate, Laboratoire d’Etudes en Geophysique et Oceanographie Spatiales, Toulouse, France.
Dr. Cazenave pioneered the use of satellite data to chart global and regional sea-level rise and related changes in ice sheets, landmasses, and freshwater bodies. As a result of her work, scientists have been able to make direct connections between climate change and the mechanisms of sea-level rise.
Living with Pressure: Adventures with Olivine and Beyond
With Dr. David L. Kohlstedt, 2023 Vetlesen Prize Laureate, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Minnesota
Dr. Kohlstedt recreated the Earth's mantle conditions in the lab, observing what happens on microscopic levels, and then scaled up the results to real-world size. His findings underlie much of modern geophysics, structural geology, volcanology, seismology, glaciology, and the study of other planets.