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GL Hosts Co-Evolution of the Geo- and Biospheres Meeting

On August 11, 2015, the Keck group, including Robert Hazen and Michael Meyer of the Geophysical Laboratory, successfully convened the second large meeting of the Keck funded project to examine the co-evolution of the geo- and biospheres through Earth time using ‘big data’.

This meeting brought together researchers, postdoctoctoral associates and graduate students from six institutions: Carnegie’s Geophysical Laboratory, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rutgers and the University of Arizona. The meeting attendees discussed a better attempt to understand the relationships between the organic and mineral systems that helped Earth develop, and new digital methods to analyze that data.

The Keck group looks forward to answering the big questions that were discussed and is excited to test their hypotheses throughout the next year.

                         
Caption: Top Row: Daniel Hummer, Eli Moore, Ben Jelen; Bob Hazen; Middle Row: Peter Fox, Mike Meyer, Jihua Hao, Craig Schiffries, Bob Downs; Bottom Row: Paul Falkowski, Andy Knoll, Dimitri Sverjensky, Sophie Kolankowski, Marshal Xiaogang, Chao Liu