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Fri., Dec. 2, 3:30pm in POST 723: Xiaojing Lai (G&G/HIGP Graduate Student) "From Short-Range Order to Long-Range Order of the Fe-C System Under Extreme Conditions: Implications for Earth and Planetary Cores" and Kendra Lynn (G&G Graduate Student) "Lithium Diffusion in Kilauea Olivine: A New Method for Characterizing Late-Stage Magmatic Processes" [Both are Fred Bullard Fellowship Awardees, G&G TGIF Seminar Series]

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HIGP is a multi-disciplinary institute conducting advanced research, technology development, teaching, workforce training, and service in cutting-edge oceanographic, atmospheric, geophysical, geological, and planetary science and engineering. We are a part of the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) at the Mānoa (Honolulu) campus of the University of Hawai‘i. Our Institute is home to approximately 100 faculty members, staff, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students with access to state-of-the-art laboratories and instrumentation, research vessels, and far-ranging field sites. HIGP partners with the College of Engineering for satellite fabrication and launch through the Hawai‘i Space Flight Laboratory. Our expertise spans the globe from pole to pole, from the deep Earth interior to the upper atmosphere, and extends to the Moon, Mars, and beyond.

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ThinkTech Hawai‘i–Research at UH Mānoa: Talk Shows in November with HIGP:
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November 2, 2016
Mars globe A laser "Standoff Biofinder" Bot that could significantly accelerate the search for life on Mars is detailed in a paper published in Astrobiology. First author, HIGP's Anupam Misra is joined by HIGP co-authors Tayro Acosta-Maeda, Shiv Sharma, Jeff Taylor, Paul Lucey, Luke Flynn and colleagues from NASA Ames Research Center, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and NASA Langley Research Center. See the published abstract. The work is also highlighted online at Nova Next.

Nov. 2, 2016
Dr. Myriam Telus, 2015 HIGP alumna. Keeping up with the activities of HIGP alumni and alumnae, we are pleased to share the news post from the Carnegie Institution of Washington: Postdoc Spotlight: Cosmochemist Myriam Telus (Ph.D. 2015).

November 1, 2016
The executive committee of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group (LEAG) has announced the naming of the Bernard Ray Hawke Next Lunar Generation Career Development Award B.Ray Hawke LEAG-SSERVI Awardin honor and memory of one of HIGP's most renowned lunar scientists who passed in January 2015 (HIGP new item). LEAG, a community-based, interdisciplinary forum, was established in 2004 to assist NASA by providing analysis of scientific, technical, commercial, and operational issues in support of the scientific exploration of the Moon. The newly-named award, sponsored by SSERVI (NASA's Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute), honors Dr. Hawke's legacy of scientific achievement, exploration advocacy, and mentorship by providing travel funds to early career scientists and engineers to participate in LEAG meetings. Selection of awardees is based on the importance and relevance of an applicant's first-author research abstract submitted in response to meeting goals and themes. For more information see the Award announcement from SSERVI.

October 28, 2016
Free-air gravitational anomaly map on shaded topographic relief of the Moon's Orientale impact basin. An international team of scientists, led by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and including HIGP's Jeff Taylor, have published two papers in the journal Science on the formation and gravity field of the Orientale basin on the Moon. For more, read the UH News Release and the PSRD CosmoSparks report.

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HIGP Mission Statement

HIGP solves fundamental problems in Earth and Planetary Science by the development and application of state-of-the-art exploration, measurement, and data analysis technologies. HIGP serves society and the State of Hawai‘i by acquiring and disseminating new knowledge about the Earth and other planetary bodies, and developing and introducing leading edge technologies and a highly trained workforce to the State economy.

Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology
School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
University of Hawai‘i
1680 East-West Road,
Pacific Ocean Science & Technology (POST) Building, Room 602
Honolulu, HI 96822
Office Phone: 808.956.8760
Fax: 808.956.3188
Dr. Margo H. Edwards, Interim Director  

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Top banner images: HIGP excels in advanced research, teaching, and service. Our expertise spans the globe from pole to pole, from the depths of the seas to the tops of volcanoes, and extends to the Moon, Mars, and beyond. These images show, from left to right: satellite communication dish, a map of tsunami wave heights, map of mid-ocean ridge/seafloor spreading, the IMI (Imaging and Mapping Instrument) deep-towed ocean sonar system, Earth's Moon, active Hawaiian lava flow, Mars, a meteorite collected in Antarctica, and GPS field station.

Updated 29 NOV 2016

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