Ocean Currents 6/20/22

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Changing Oceans Interview Schedule

The four candidates to be interviewed have been selected and interviews will begin this week. If you are in town, please participate in this important component of building and strengthening our school. Please note that the times shown here, which differ from Sunday's issue of Ocean Currents, are now corrected. This week we have our first two candidates:

Dr. Frank Pavia will be here June 21-22. Dr. Pavia is a marine geochemist who seeks to understand the physical mechanisms that control Earth’s ocean chemistry, climate, and evolution. Dr. Pavia received his B.A. in Earth Science and Chemistry, as well as his M.A., from Columbia University. In 2019 he was awarded his Ph.D. based on his research in biogeochemical studies of the South Pacific Ocean using Thorium and Protactinium isotopes. He is presently a Stanback Postdoctoral Fellow at the California Institute of Technology, where his current research is focused on trace element input and removal processes in the modern ocean; carbon cycling and climate change both now and in the geologic past; and development and application of new proxies for high-latitude paleoceanography.

Tuesday, June 21 
          • Seminar, 3:30-4:30 pm, OSB 425   
          • with reception afterwards at 4:30 pm
          • Title: The ocean's shallow particulate carbon cycle   https://washington.zoom.us/j/94611328733 

Wednesday, June 22
          • Teaching Demo and Lunch with Graduate Students, 12-1:30 pm, MSB 123
          • Chalk Talk, 3:00-4:00 pm, MSB 123   https://washington.zoom.us/j/94195315983

Dr. Weiyi Tang will join us on June 23-24. Dr. Tang’s research focuses on how nitrogen is supplied, transformed, and removed in the global ocean and how the marine nitrogen cycle is connected to the carbon cycle and Earth’s climate. He received his B.S. in Chemical Oceanography at Xiamen University, and earned his Ph.D. at Duke University. During his Ph.D. Weiyi developed and applied high-resolution observing methods, molecular techniques, and machine learning algorithms to explore marine nitrogen fixation and its impact on marine productivity in the world’s ocean. He is presently a Hess Fellow at Princeton University, where he is studying the broad nitrogen biogeochemical pathways in addition to nitrogen fixation. 

Thursday, June 23 
          • Seminar, 3:30-4:30 pm, OSB 425   
          • with reception afterwards at 4:30 pm
          • Title: Nutrient regulation on biological productivity in the changing ocean 

Friday, June 24
          • Teaching Demo and Lunch with Graduate Students, 12:00-1:30 pm, MSB 123
          • Chalk Talk, 3:00-4:00 pm, MSB 123   https://washington.zoom.us/j/94195315983

Grads and Undergrads: Apply for the Leo Cup

It's time to consider applying, either individually or as a group, for this year's Leo Cup. Applicants are encouraged to speak to last year's winner, Georges Kanaan, or to Michelle, Evelyn, or Rick, about the application process. The prize is $40,000 toward your research.

Ocean Currents is a weekly bulletin of news and upcoming events for the UW School of Oceanography. If you have news or stories to contribute, please contact Su Tipple.

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