Event Details

The Woods Hole Public Library is happy to announce an evening lecture on Wednesday, March 30 in which two of the WHOI/MIT Joint Program graduate students will discuss their research in a public-friendly vocabulary and atmosphere.

The Joint Program has been in existence since 1968, linking these two topnotch academic institutions in a co-operative program in graduate studies in oceanography, granting a joint PhD. The students spend part of their time in Cambridge at MIT and part in Woods Hole. Typically, students spend the first two years of the program at MIT—though this depends on the student’s specialty and advisor. Most students spend summer semesters at WHOI. On both campuses, students have the resources of a world-class research institution at their fingertips.

One of the students who will speak is Hannah Mark. The Woods Hole Public Library is pre-disposed to like her, since she has found her way into the library already, and has become a regular library borrower. She even claims to be a fan of the Dewey Decimal System! She is part of WHOI’s Marine Geology and Geophysics department, doing research in seismology, fault mechanics, evolution and structure of oceanic lithosphere. Her talk is titled ” Under-Under the Sea:  Imaging the Rocks Beneath the Deep Ocean”

Her undergraduate degree is from the University of Chicago with a combination B.A. in Physics and B.S. in Geophysical Sciences. While at the University, she earned a Phi Beta Kappa. But Hannah’s life is not all work. For pure pleasure she likes to   run, quilt, bake, read , play the carillon and sing choral music.

The other speaker will be Guy Evans who is also a PhD student in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography studying in the Department of Geology and Geophysics. His research focuses on seafloor massive sulfide deposits and what they can tell us about deep sea hydrothermal systems and hot springs. Prior to coming to Woods Hole, Guy was a Fulbright Student in Morocco, where he studied human migration and water use in Saharan oases. Guy Evans holds a bachelor’s degree in Geology from the College of William and Mary and currently lives in North Falmouth with his wife, Kazue, and son, Michito. The title of his talk is “Deep Sea Hot Springs.”

The Library encourages interested audience members of all ages, including high school and junior high school students. There will be supplemental visual materials to further explain the topics. The program will begin at 7:30 in the lower level meeting room and is free and open to the public. For more details, call the Library at 508-548-8961.