- Welcome Reception.
Tues., 8 May, 5–7 p.m., Hotel Albuquerque.
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Online Town Hall.
Wed., 9 May, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
All meeting attendees are invited to this event to discuss the Society’s future. Learn more about GSA and the proposed strategic plan (presentation slides from GSA President John Geissman). Coffee and pastries will be provided.
- A Night at the Museum.
Cosponsored by the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.
This festive event will be held at the nearby New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science on Thurs., 10 May, 6–8:30 p.m., and includes a public geology–related lecture and access to the museum exhibits.
- Keynote Address and Reception.
A pre-talk reception is included in the meeting registration (including complimentary drink ticket, hors d’oevres and a cash bar). Reception from 6-7:30 p.m. in the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science atrium; talk immediately following 7:30–8:30 p.m., Theatre, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. The talk is also open to the public.
The Yellowstone Supervolcano: Past, Present and Future, Robert B. Smith, Distinguished Research and Emeritus Professor of Geophysics, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Utah. Thursday, 10 May.
Robert B. Smith's primary research interests are in theory and methods in seismic studies of lithospheric structure, earthquake seismology, crustal deformation, tectonophysics of intraplate tectonic regimes and mechanics of crustal extension. He has conducted seminal investigations of lithospheric structure, geophysical and geodetic investigations of the Basin-Range Province, Yellowstone hotspot and the Wasatch fault followed by probabilistic seismic hazard evaluation of the Intermountain West. For his expertise and original research, Bob is and is considered the world’s leading expert on the geology and geophysics of the Yellowstone-Teton area.
Under Bob’s leadership along with fellow colleagues of insight formed the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) in 1984, a university consortium for seismology. Following the concept of integration Bob implemented some of the first integrated GPS and earthquake studies of active tectonism and volcanism of Yellowstone. Again with Bob’s insight and that of his fellow scientists they formed UNAVCO (a university consortium that facilitates geoscience research and education using geodesy) in 2000. Moreover Bob was also an instigator of EarthScope program, bringing a broad range of earth sciences together in a national organization for studies of evolution and studies of active processes of the Earth. For his interest and leadership, he served as the first chairperson of the EarthScope Science and Education Committee.
Bob’s career is notable in that he has always been interested and provided key information on how we can better educate the public on earthquakes and volcanoes especially employing earthquake, GPS and sound geologic data in a web accessible world and how to reach out to the public with our geologic information.Beyond science, Bob skied competitively throughout high school and college including at several NCAA championships. He has hiked and skied many areas of the Antarctic, the Tetons, Yellowstone, the Wind Rivers, the Wasatch Range and he has skied and climbed the Swiss Alps from east to west, Austria to France.
- GSA RMS Board Meeting.
Thurs., 10 May; noon–1:30 p.m. Turquoise Room
- GSA RMS 2013 Organizational Meeting.
Thurs., 10 May; 7–8:30 a.m. Potters Room