Jones Seminars on Science, Technology, and Society

Jones Seminars cover a wide range of "big picture" topics. PhD student attendance is required and students must also meet before or after each seminar to discuss its topic in more detail, usually having done some supplementary reading.

By also attracting other students as well as faculty, staff, alumni, and the general public, the Seminars prompt a weekly gathering full of lively discussion for the curious-minded.

First created in the 1970s, this seminar series was made possible by an endowment established by Charles C. Jones D'18 Th'19. Originally, the lectures were highly specialized for smaller audiences. Then, in 1998, several doctoral students expressed a desire to help build community by providing more reasons for the School to come together as a whole.

Fridays at 3:30pm
Spanos Auditorium (Room 100), Cummings Hall, unless otherwise noted

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"Special Seminars," are part of the Jones Series but are scheduled at different times.

Upcoming Events

Feedbacks in the Arctic Climate System

Christopher Polashenski, Senior Research Geophysicist, CRREL

Friday, February 23, 2018, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

Feedbacks in the Arctic Climate System

Thermomechanics of meltwater floow through snow

Colin Meyer, Dept. of Earth Science, University of Oregon

Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Murdough A09 Stoneman

Thermomechanics of meltwater floow through snow.

From micro to macro

Christine McCarthy, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

Friday, March 2, 2018, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

From micro to macro: microstructure, rheology, and the timescales of heat generation on icy satellites

Past Events

View all past Jones Seminars recordings.