University of Michigan
2009-2010 Distinguished Lecturer
Magma Chambers and the Subsurface Structure of Submarine Hydrothermal Systems

Dr. Alt will speak about ODP/IODP Hole 1256D, which sampled the first complete in situ section of upper oceanic crust and confirmed perditions for the location of magma chambers at mid-ocean ridges.

Dr. Alt has participated on ten ocean drilling cruises in the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans. He was a co-chief scientist on Ocean Drilling Program Leg 148 and Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Expedition 312, which deepened Hole 1256D to 1,250 meters.


October 6, 2009 – Calvin College
October 22-23, 2009 – Southern Illinois University Carbondale
January 28, 2010 – University of Idaho
January 28, 2010 – Washington State University
March 6, 2010 – University of California, Davis
March 19, 2010 – Colby College
April 16, 2010 – Michigan Tech University
April 22, 2010 – Rice University