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12.114 Field Geology I (MIT) 12.114 Field Geology I (MIT)

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The course provides students with (1) an introduction to the geologic history of western North America, with particular emphasis on our field camp location and (2) an introduction to both digital and traditional techniques of geological field study. The weather permitting, several weekend field exercises provide practical experience in preparation for Field Geology II (12.115). It presents introductory material on the regional geology of the locale of 12.115. The course provides students with (1) an introduction to the geologic history of western North America, with particular emphasis on our field camp location and (2) an introduction to both digital and traditional techniques of geological field study. The weather permitting, several weekend field exercises provide practical experience in preparation for Field Geology II (12.115). It presents introductory material on the regional geology of the locale of 12.115.

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geologic mapping | geologic mapping | geologic mapping techniques | geologic mapping techniques | field geology | field geology | science writing | science writing | rock identification | rock identification | rock classification | rock classification | regional geology | regional geology | North American geology | North American geology | regional tectonics | regional tectonics | geologic maps | geologic maps | GIS | GIS | digital mapping | digital mapping | ESRI Arc Applications | ESRI Arc Applications | iPAQ handheld computers | iPAQ handheld computers | field manual | field manual | Western US geology | Western US geology | lithologic and structural symbology | lithologic and structural symbology

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12.114 Field Geology I (MIT)

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The course provides students with (1) an introduction to the geologic history of western North America, with particular emphasis on our field camp location and (2) an introduction to both digital and traditional techniques of geological field study. The weather permitting, several weekend field exercises provide practical experience in preparation for Field Geology II (12.115). It presents introductory material on the regional geology of the locale of 12.115.

Subjects

geologic mapping | geologic mapping techniques | field geology | science writing | rock identification | rock classification | regional geology | North American geology | regional tectonics | geologic maps | GIS | digital mapping | ESRI Arc Applications | iPAQ handheld computers | field manual | Western US geology | lithologic and structural symbology

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12.113 Structural Geology (MIT) 12.113 Structural Geology (MIT)

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Structural geology is the study of processes and products of rock deformation. This course introduces the techniques of structural geology through a survey of the mechanics of rock deformation, a survey of the features and geometries of faults and folds, and techniques of strain analysis. Regional structural geology and tectonics are introduced. Class lectures are supplemented by lab exercises and demonstrations as well as field trips to local outcrops. Structural geology is the study of processes and products of rock deformation. This course introduces the techniques of structural geology through a survey of the mechanics of rock deformation, a survey of the features and geometries of faults and folds, and techniques of strain analysis. Regional structural geology and tectonics are introduced. Class lectures are supplemented by lab exercises and demonstrations as well as field trips to local outcrops.

Subjects

rock deformation | rock deformation | faults | faults | structural geology | structural geology | folds | folds | superposed deformations | superposed deformations | regional geology | regional geology | tectonics | tectonics | structural analysis | structural analysis | geologic maps | geologic maps | interpretive cross sections | interpretive cross sections

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The Biogeography of Madagascar: A Gondwanan island

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This lecture given by Dr Matt Friedman will look at the evolution of the unique flora and fauna of Madagascar and how it is intertwined with the geological history of the island. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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madagascar | geology | geography | lemur | madagascar | geology | geography | lemur

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The Biogeography of Madagascar: A Gondwanan island

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This lecture given by Dr Matt Friedman will look at the evolution of the unique flora and fauna of Madagascar and how it is intertwined with the geological history of the island. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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madagascar | geology | geography | lemur | madagascar | geology | geography | lemur

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STS.003 The Rise of Modern Science (MIT) STS.003 The Rise of Modern Science (MIT)

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This course studies the development of modern science from the seventeenth century to the present, focusing on Europe and the United States. Key questions include: What is science, and how is it done? How are discoveries made and accepted? What is the nature of scientific progress? What is the impact of science on society? What is the impact of society on science? Topics will be drawn from the histories of physics, chemistry, biology, psychology, and medicine.AcknowledgementThis class is based on the one originally designed and taught by Prof. David Jones. His Spring 2005 version can be viewed by following the link under Archived Courses on the right side of this page. This course studies the development of modern science from the seventeenth century to the present, focusing on Europe and the United States. Key questions include: What is science, and how is it done? How are discoveries made and accepted? What is the nature of scientific progress? What is the impact of science on society? What is the impact of society on science? Topics will be drawn from the histories of physics, chemistry, biology, psychology, and medicine.AcknowledgementThis class is based on the one originally designed and taught by Prof. David Jones. His Spring 2005 version can be viewed by following the link under Archived Courses on the right side of this page.

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technology; | technology; | technology | technology | society | society | modern | modern | seventeenth century | seventeenth century | present | present | discovery | discovery | progress | progress | history | history | physics | physics | chemistry | chemistry | biology | biology | genetics | genetics | geology | geology | medicine | medicine | psychology | psychology | computer science | computer science | race | race | ethics | ethics | scientific revolution | scientific revolution | warfare | warfare | evolution | evolution | Freud | Freud | Einstein | Einstein | Darwin | Darwin | experiment | experiment | eugenics | eugenics | technology and society | technology and society | policy | policy

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12.090 The Environment of the Earth's Surface (MIT) 12.090 The Environment of the Earth's Surface (MIT)

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A great variety of processes affect the surface of the Earth. Topics to be covered are production and movement of surficial materials; soils and soil erosion; precipitation; streams and lakes; groundwater flow; glaciers and their deposits. The course combines aspects of geology, climatology, hydrology, and soil science to present a coherent introduction to the surface of the Earth, with emphasis on both fundamental concepts and practical applications, as a basis for understanding and intelligent management of the Earth's physical and chemical environment. A great variety of processes affect the surface of the Earth. Topics to be covered are production and movement of surficial materials; soils and soil erosion; precipitation; streams and lakes; groundwater flow; glaciers and their deposits. The course combines aspects of geology, climatology, hydrology, and soil science to present a coherent introduction to the surface of the Earth, with emphasis on both fundamental concepts and practical applications, as a basis for understanding and intelligent management of the Earth's physical and chemical environment.

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soils | soils | soil erosion | soil erosion | precipitation | precipitation | streams | streams | lakes | lakes | groundwater flow | groundwater flow | glaciers | glaciers | geology | geology | climatology | climatology | hydrology | hydrology

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Hot Stuff: How Volcanoes Work

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Professor David Pyle (Department of Earth Science) presents an illustrated tour of some of the world's most active and dangerous volcanoes, and an exploration of what we have learnt about how volcanoes work. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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geology | flow | volcanoes | crust | lava | magma | earth | volcano | geology | flow | volcanoes | crust | lava | magma | earth | volcano | 2011-12-14

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Hot Stuff: How Volcanoes Work

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Professor David Pyle (Department of Earth Science) presents an illustrated tour of some of the world's most active and dangerous volcanoes, and an exploration of what we have learnt about how volcanoes work. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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geology | flow | volcanoes | crust | lava | magma | earth | volcano | geology | flow | volcanoes | crust | lava | magma | earth | volcano | 2011-12-14

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Rocking the Cradle...6,000 Years of Geological Impact in Greece

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From the 2010 Alumni Weekend. Phillip England talks about the history of Greece through its many earthquakes and seismic activity over the last 6000 years and shows how these events shaped the ancient world's history. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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ancient | geology | alumni | earthquakes | greece | classics | 2010 | geography | ancient | geology | alumni | earthquakes | greece | classics | 2010 | geography | 2010-09-24

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12.090 Introduction to Fluid Motions, Sediment Transport, and Current-Generated Sedimentary Structures (MIT) 12.090 Introduction to Fluid Motions, Sediment Transport, and Current-Generated Sedimentary Structures (MIT)

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This course begins by introducing students to aspects of fluid dynamics relevant to transport and deposition of particulate sedimentary materials. Emphasis is on the structure of turbulent shear flows and the forces exerted by fluid motions on bed of loosed sediment. With fluid dynamics as background, the course deals with sediment movement as bed load and suspended load, and with the geometry, kinematics, and dynamics of ripple and dune bed forms. The course concludes with basic material on the styles of current-generated primary sedimentary structures, with emphasis on cross stratification. This course begins by introducing students to aspects of fluid dynamics relevant to transport and deposition of particulate sedimentary materials. Emphasis is on the structure of turbulent shear flows and the forces exerted by fluid motions on bed of loosed sediment. With fluid dynamics as background, the course deals with sediment movement as bed load and suspended load, and with the geometry, kinematics, and dynamics of ripple and dune bed forms. The course concludes with basic material on the styles of current-generated primary sedimentary structures, with emphasis on cross stratification.

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geology | geology | rocks | rocks | sedimentary | sedimentary | fluid motions | fluid motions | sediment transport | sediment transport | sedimentary structures | sedimentary structures | viscosity | viscosity | diffusion | diffusion | turbulence | turbulence | boundary layers | boundary layers | laminar flow | laminar flow | stress | stress | shear stress | shear stress | oscillatory-flow | oscillatory-flow | combined-flow | combined-flow | wind ripples | wind ripples | Eolian dunes | Eolian dunes | cross stratification | cross stratification | planar lamination | planar lamination

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12.113 Structural Geology (MIT)

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Structural geology is the study of processes and products of rock deformation. This course introduces the techniques of structural geology through a survey of the mechanics of rock deformation, a survey of the features and geometries of faults and folds, and techniques of strain analysis. Regional structural geology and tectonics are introduced. Class lectures are supplemented by lab exercises and demonstrations as well as field trips to local outcrops.

Subjects

rock deformation | faults | structural geology | folds | superposed deformations | regional geology | tectonics | structural analysis | geologic maps | interpretive cross sections

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Earth: A Three Act Structure

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Relevance of geological ideas to contemporary environmental issues.' Professor Iain Stewart, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Plymouth. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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Environment | geology | geography | environmental sciences | iain stewart | Environment | geology | geography | environmental sciences | iain stewart | 2011-01-28

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The Formation of Terrestrial Planets - the 2nd Lobanov-Rostovsky Lecture in Planetary Geology

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Prof Alessandro Morbidelli of the Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur in Nice gives the 2nd Lobanov-Rostovsky Lecture in Planetary Geology. He talks about the formation of planets in the universe. Morbidelli uses numerical modelling and geochemical and cosmochemical analyses to explain planetary formation within our solar system. He provides a growth history of the Earth, with reference to the specific elements found in the Earth mantle, as well as insight into the composition and timing of moon formation. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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Planetary Geology | moon | isotopes | mantle | planet formation | geology | planets | Planetary Geology | moon | isotopes | mantle | planet formation | geology | planets | 2014-11-28

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Rocking the Cradle...6,000 Years of Geological Impact in Greece

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From the 2010 Alumni Weekend. Phillip England talks about the history of Greece through its many earthquakes and seismic activity over the last 6000 years and shows how these events shaped the ancient world's history. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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ancient | geology | alumni | earthquakes | greece | classics | 2010 | geography | ancient | geology | alumni | earthquakes | greece | classics | 2010 | geography | 2010-09-24

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Minerals and the crystalline state Minerals and the crystalline state

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Rocks are made of minerals and, as minerals are natural crystals, the geological world is mostly a crystalline world. This free course, Minerals and the crystalline state, introduces the study of minerals and crystal structures, using online text and interactive activities, including questions and answers, video clips, slidecasts and a Digital Kit. First published on Tue, 22 Mar 2016 as Minerals and the crystalline state. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016 Rocks are made of minerals and, as minerals are natural crystals, the geological world is mostly a crystalline world. This free course, Minerals and the crystalline state, introduces the study of minerals and crystal structures, using online text and interactive activities, including questions and answers, video clips, slidecasts and a Digital Kit. First published on Tue, 22 Mar 2016 as Minerals and the crystalline state. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016

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Science | Science | Geology | Geology | S209_1 | S209_1 | minerals | minerals | crystals | crystals | geology | geology | mineralogy | mineralogy | crystallography | crystallography | Earth sciences | Earth sciences

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Understanding Fracking for Shale Gas

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Joe Cartwright provides a geological perspective into the exploration of shale gas reserves. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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fracking | geology | Energy | Environment | fracking | geology | Energy | Environment | 2014-0920

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Understanding Fracking for Shale Gas

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Joe Cartwright provides a geological perspective into the exploration of shale gas reserves. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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fracking | geology | Energy | Environment | fracking | geology | Energy | Environment | 2014-0920

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12.001 Introduction to Geology (MIT) 12.001 Introduction to Geology (MIT)

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Geology is the core discipline of the earth sciences and encompasses many different phenomena, including plate tectonics and mountain building, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the long-term evolution of Earth’s atmosphere, surface and life. Because of the ever-increasing demand for resources, the growing exposure to natural hazards, and the changing climate, geology is of considerable societal relevance. This course introduces students to the basics of geology. Through a combination of lectures, labs, and field observations, we will address topics ranging from mineral and rock identification to the origin of the continents, from geologic mapping to plate tectonics, and from erosion by rivers and glaciers to the history of life. Geology is the core discipline of the earth sciences and encompasses many different phenomena, including plate tectonics and mountain building, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the long-term evolution of Earth’s atmosphere, surface and life. Because of the ever-increasing demand for resources, the growing exposure to natural hazards, and the changing climate, geology is of considerable societal relevance. This course introduces students to the basics of geology. Through a combination of lectures, labs, and field observations, we will address topics ranging from mineral and rock identification to the origin of the continents, from geologic mapping to plate tectonics, and from erosion by rivers and glaciers to the history of life.

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geology | geology | rock | rock | mineral | mineral | igneous | igneous | sedimentary | sedimentary | metamorphic | metamorphic | paleontology | paleontology | rock deformation | rock deformation | rheology | rheology | volcano | volcano | plate tectonics | plate tectonics | earthquakes | earthquakes | field trip | field trip | topography | topography

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12.001 Introduction to Geology (MIT) 12.001 Introduction to Geology (MIT)

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This course introduces students to the basics of geology. Through a combination of lectures, labs, and field observations, we will address topics ranging from formation of the elements, mineral and rock identification, and geological mapping to plate tectonics, erosion and climate engineering. This course introduces students to the basics of geology. Through a combination of lectures, labs, and field observations, we will address topics ranging from formation of the elements, mineral and rock identification, and geological mapping to plate tectonics, erosion and climate engineering.

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geology | geology | mineral | mineral | Igneous Rock | Igneous Rock | Sedimentary Rock | Sedimentary Rock | Metamorphic Rock | Metamorphic Rock | Paleontology | Paleontology | Rock Deformation | Rock Deformation | Rheology | Rheology | Volcanoes | Volcanoes | Plate Tectonics | Plate Tectonics | Earthquakes | Earthquakes | Field Techniques | Field Techniques | Topography | Topography

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12.085 Seminar in Environmental Science (MIT) 12.085 Seminar in Environmental Science (MIT)

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Required for all Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences majors in the Environmental Science track, this course is an introduction to current research in the field. Stresses integration of central scientific concepts in environmental policy making and the chemistry, biology, and geology environmental science tracks. Revisits selected core themes for students who have already acquired a basic understanding of environmental science concepts. The topic for this term is geoengineering. Required for all Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences majors in the Environmental Science track, this course is an introduction to current research in the field. Stresses integration of central scientific concepts in environmental policy making and the chemistry, biology, and geology environmental science tracks. Revisits selected core themes for students who have already acquired a basic understanding of environmental science concepts. The topic for this term is geoengineering.

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environmental science | environmental science | geoengineering | geoengineering | geology | geology | geochemistry | geochemistry | nuclear waste disposal | nuclear waste disposal | planetary exploration | planetary exploration | coastal land-use policy | coastal land-use policy | international regulations for protecting the open-ocean environment | international regulations for protecting the open-ocean environment | environmental change | environmental change | natural hazards | natural hazards

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12.753 Geodynamics Seminar (MIT) 12.753 Geodynamics Seminar (MIT)

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In this year's Geodynamics Seminar, we will explore the depth and breadth of scientific research related to Earth's present and past ice-sheets, glaciers and sea-ice, as well as extraterrestrial planetary ice. Invited speakers have been chosen from experts in the current frontiers in ice-related research, including planetary ice, climate records from polar and tropical ice cores, the Snowball Earth, subglacial volcanoes, ice rheology, ice sheet modeling, ice microkinetics, glacial erosion and tectonics, subglacial life and polar remote sensing. A field trip to Iceland in Summer 2006 will allow us to view some of the island's ice caps and glacial geology, the exposed mid Atlantic Ridge and evidence of ice-volcano interactions. In this year's Geodynamics Seminar, we will explore the depth and breadth of scientific research related to Earth's present and past ice-sheets, glaciers and sea-ice, as well as extraterrestrial planetary ice. Invited speakers have been chosen from experts in the current frontiers in ice-related research, including planetary ice, climate records from polar and tropical ice cores, the Snowball Earth, subglacial volcanoes, ice rheology, ice sheet modeling, ice microkinetics, glacial erosion and tectonics, subglacial life and polar remote sensing. A field trip to Iceland in Summer 2006 will allow us to view some of the island's ice caps and glacial geology, the exposed mid Atlantic Ridge and evidence of ice-volcano interactions.

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ice-related research | ice-related research | planetary ice | planetary ice | climate records: polar and tropical ice cores | climate records: polar and tropical ice cores | Snowball Earth | Snowball Earth | subglacial volcanoes | subglacial volcanoes | ice rheology | ice rheology | ice sheet modeling | ice sheet modeling | ice microkinetics | ice microkinetics | glacial erosion and tectonics | glacial erosion and tectonics | subglacial life and polar remote sensing | subglacial life and polar remote sensing | iceland | iceland | glacial geology | glacial geology | mid-atlantic ridge | mid-atlantic ridge | present and past ice-sheets | present and past ice-sheets | glaciers | glaciers | sea-ice | sea-ice | extraterrestrial planetary ice | extraterrestrial planetary ice

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12.753 Geodynamics Seminar (MIT) 12.753 Geodynamics Seminar (MIT)

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In this year's seminar, we will embark on a scientific journey through some of the most controversial topics about the origin and formation of our home planet. This journey will take us to other planetary bodies - even to other solar systems - as we immerse ourselves in observations and theories from the microscopic to the universe scale. The seminar will be organized around three broad questions: How was the Earth formed? What did early Earth look like? When did living organisms first appear on Earth? Experts in meteorites, geology of other planets, thermodynamics and tracers of living organisms, and theories of formation and evolution of planets, including early atmosphere and oceans, will come to WHOI and help us address these questions. In this year's seminar, we will embark on a scientific journey through some of the most controversial topics about the origin and formation of our home planet. This journey will take us to other planetary bodies - even to other solar systems - as we immerse ourselves in observations and theories from the microscopic to the universe scale. The seminar will be organized around three broad questions: How was the Earth formed? What did early Earth look like? When did living organisms first appear on Earth? Experts in meteorites, geology of other planets, thermodynamics and tracers of living organisms, and theories of formation and evolution of planets, including early atmosphere and oceans, will come to WHOI and help us address these questions.

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meteorites | meteorites | geology of other planets | geology of other planets | thermodynamics and tracers of living organisms | thermodynamics and tracers of living organisms | and theories of formation and evolution of planets | and theories of formation and evolution of planets | including early atmosphere and oceans | including early atmosphere and oceans | Ontario | Ontario | geodynamics | geodynamics

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STS.003 The Rise of Modern Science (MIT) STS.003 The Rise of Modern Science (MIT)

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This course will study the development of modern science from the seventeenth century to the present, focusing on Europe and the United States. It will not focus on discoveries and their discoverers. Instead, it will examine: What is science? How has science been practiced, and by whom? How are discoveries made and accepted? What is the nature of scientific progress? What is the impact of science and society? What is the impact of society on science? Topics will be drawn from the histories of physics, chemistry, biology, geology, medicine, psychology, and computer science. This course will study the development of modern science from the seventeenth century to the present, focusing on Europe and the United States. It will not focus on discoveries and their discoverers. Instead, it will examine: What is science? How has science been practiced, and by whom? How are discoveries made and accepted? What is the nature of scientific progress? What is the impact of science and society? What is the impact of society on science? Topics will be drawn from the histories of physics, chemistry, biology, geology, medicine, psychology, and computer science.

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Science | Science | technology | technology | society | society | modern | modern | seventeenth century | seventeenth century | present | present | Europe | Europe | United States | United States | practice | practice | discoveries | discoveries | progress | progress | history | history | physics | physics | chemistry | chemistry | biology | biology | geology | geology | medicine | medicine | psychology | psychology | computer science | computer science

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12.091 Radon Research in Multidisciplines: A Review (MIT) 12.091 Radon Research in Multidisciplines: A Review (MIT)

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This course introduces fundamentals of radon physics, geology, radiation biology; provides hands on experience of measurement of radon in MIT environments, and discusses current radon research in the fields of geology, environment, building and construction, medicine and health physics. The course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month. This course introduces fundamentals of radon physics, geology, radiation biology; provides hands on experience of measurement of radon in MIT environments, and discusses current radon research in the fields of geology, environment, building and construction, medicine and health physics. The course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month.

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fieldwork | fieldwork | laboratory science | laboratory science | radon | radon | radiation physics | radiation physics | ions | ions | ionizing radiation | ionizing radiation | radon decay | radon decay | radon geology | radon geology | environmental research | environmental research | medicine | medicine | medical research | medical research | radiation health physics | radiation health physics | planetary sciences | planetary sciences | radon research | radon research

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