Fall 2017 - Dr. Rebecca Flowers

Fall term 2017

Dr. Rebecca Flowers - University of Colorado

Cratonic surface histories, kimberlites, and mantle dynamics

The Grace Anne Stewart Speaker Series is excited to announce Dr. Rebecca Flowers as our distinguished speaker for the fall of 2017. Dr. Flowers will be visiting the department Oct. 26-27, with her keynote address at noon on Friday the 27th.

Research Interests: Dr. Flowers focuses on understanding how deep Earth and surface processes are coupled over hundreds of millions of years. She employs field observations, geochronology, and thermochronology to address a wide variety of research problems. In particular, she has recently employed (U-Th)/He geochronology to the study of kimberlite emplacement ages, the age of formation of the Grand Canyon, and the reconstruction of large impact basins.

Biography: Dr. Flowers is an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She completed her Ph.D. at MIT and a postdoc at Caltech, before serving as a Humboldt Research Fellow at the University of Tubingen, Germany. She has received various awards, including the prestigious NSF CAREER award for junior faculty, and has served on both the EarthScope and Mineralogical Society of America Distinguished Lecturer programs.