Professor Theodore Madden Symposium and Memorial Service

Friday, March 14, 2014

Symposium 9AM – 3PM
Green Building Lecture Room, 54-915 

Memorial Service 4PM – 5PM
MIT Chapel, W-15
Reception to follow in the Green Building's Ida Green Lounge, 54-923 

Theodore Madden, or Ted as he was best known, was an MIT alumnus and faculty member whose contributions to research and teaching influenced a generation of earth scientists. Ted entered the Institute in 1942 and never left, with the exception of a three-year stint in the Marine Corps during World War II. Ted received his BS in physics in 1949 and his PhD in geophysics in 1961. He was already a professor of geophysics when he received his graduate degree. Whether in the classroom or on the hockey rink, Ted was known for his breadth of academic interests, competitive spirit, and holistic approach to education.

In lieu of flowers, we respectfully request that donations be made to the Theodore Madden Fellowship Fund (3305800) created by EAPS on the occasion of his retirement.  For more information on making a gift, please contact Dawn Adelson at dadelson [at] mit [dot] edu (dadelson [at] mit [dot] edu) or 617.253.0593. You may also make a contribution by going directly to the MIT Giving website.

Symposium Agenda:

8:00 am Light Breakfast in the Ida Green Lounge

9:00 am Opening Remarks - Rob Van der Hilst, EAPS Department Head

9:10 am Session 1: From the Earth’s Core to the Crust - Session Chair: Nafi Toksoz, MIT

9:20 am Journey to the Center of the Earth - Michael Bergman, Bard College

9:40 am Detectability of 3-D Sulfide Targets with AFMAG - Randall Mackie, CGG

10:00 am Resistivity Measurements from the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth - Dave Lockner, USGS

10:20 am Electrokinetic Effects and Cross Coupling - David Fitterman

10:40 am Coffee Break

11:00 am - Rocks Indeed Are Not Stupid. Not Only Are They Smaht, They Are Gypsies! Pn Anisotropy and Lithospheric Strain Beneath New Zealand - Peter Molnar, University of Colorado

11:20 am Networks, Connectivity and the Transport Properties of Rocks - Yves Bernabe, MIT

11:40 am Induced Polarization, Circuit Elements, and Fences - Phil Nelson, USGS

12:00-1:00 Luncheon in the Ida Green Lounge

1:00 pm Session 2: From the Earth’s Crust to Outer Space - Session Chair: Brad Hager, MIT

1:20 pm Memories of Ted - Dale Morgan, MIT

1:40 pm Smart Rocks and Schumann Resonance - Earle Williams, MIT

2:00 pm Reminiscences of Ted Madden’s Inroads in Space - Adolfo Figuero-Vinas, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center 

2:20 pm Induced Polarization and Voyager II - Norman Ness

2:40 pm Keynote address: Intelligent Energy - Donald Paul, University of Southern California 

3:00 pm Closing Remarks - Rob Van der Hilst

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