Day of Data spring talk: Thursday, April 20

April 19, 2017

Please join us on Thursday, April 20 at 2 p.m. in the CSSSI 24-Hour Space for a talk by Noah Planavsky (Assistant Professor, Department of Geology & Geophysics). Professor Planavsky will review the questions that are being asked about Earth’s evolution, the types of data being used to tackle major outstanding questions, and how samples and geochemical data are typically archived. Professor Planavskywill make the case that for geochemical studies to be fully reproducible, there needs to be a major overhaul in sample archiving driven by journal editors, not funding agencies.

Noah Planavsky has been an Assistant Professor in Geology & Geophysics at Yale for 4 years, joining the faculty after a post-doc at Caltech and a PhD at University of California, Riverside. Professor Planavsky studies the connections between the evolution of Earth-system processes, biological innovation, and ecosystem change—foremost in Earth’s early history. His research integrates field, petrographic, and geochemical work. A central theme of his research is piecing together the history and effects of Earth’s oxygenation.

This lecture is part of the Yale Day of Data series, sponsored by Yale University Library, Yale Center for Research Computing, and Yale Institution for Social & Policy Studies. For more information, visit