A symposium to honor the life and work of Professor Theodore "Ted" Madden, who died in November 2013 at age 88, was held March 14, 2014.
The event brought together the Madden family; current EAPS faculty; former colleagues; and former students, and reflected the extraordinarily broad scope of Madden’s research, which extended from Earth’s core to the outer magnetosphere.
Speakers in the morning session "From the Earth's Core to the Crust" (chaired by EAPS' Nafi Toksöz) included Michael Bergman '92 (Bard College), Randall Mackie '91 (CGG), Dave Lockner '90 (USGS), David Fitterman '75, Peter Molnar (University of Colorado), Yves Bernabe '86 (EAPS), and Phil Nelson '67 (USGS). After a luncheon in the Ida Green Lounge, the afternoon session "From the Earth's Crust to Outer Space" (chaired by EAPS' Brad Hager) included Dale Morgan '81 (EAPS), Earle Williams '81 (MIT), Adolfo Figuero-Vinas '81 (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), and Norman Ness '59. An in-absentia video message from Jon Claerbout (Stamford) was also shown.
The keynote address was given by Donald Paul '69 (University of Southern California.)
EAPS Department Head Rob van der Hilst gave opening and closing remarks.
The talks were followed by a memorial service in the MIT Chapel. Among the speakers were Rob van der Hilst, Bill Thompson, Carl Wunsch, Yed Angoran '76, and Enders Robinson. At the close, Taps and an Honor Guard were provided by members of the US Marine Corps in honor of Madden's service.
At the reception, which took place in Room 54-923 of the Green Building immediatly following the service, it was announced that the Madden Fellowship fund had reached enough money ($965,111 in gifts and pledges) to appoint the first Madden Fellow this fall. Major donors to the fund were keynote speaker Donald Paul '69, Jie Zhang, and John Reed.
Below are recordings of the days talks in order of presentation.
EAPS Department Head Rob van der Hilst
Morning Session - From the Earth's Core to the Crust
Introduction to Session I
Nafi Toksöz, Professor Emeritus, EAPS
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Michael Bergman, Bard College
Resistivity Measurements from the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth
Dave Lockner, USGS
Detectability of 3-D Sulfide Targets with AFMAG
Randall Mackie, CGG
Electrokinetic Effects and Cross Coupling
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
Networks, Connectivity, and the Transport Properties of Rocks
Yves Bernabe, EAPS
Induced Polarization, Circuit Elements, and Fences
Phil Nelson, USGS
Reminiscences (in absentia)
Jon Claerbout, Stamford
Afternoon Session - From the Earth's Crust to Outer Space
Session Chair: Brad Hager, EAPS
Memories of Ted
Dale Morgan, EAPS
Smart Rocks and Schumann Resonance
Earle Williams, MIT
Reminiscences of Ted Madden's Inroads in Space
Adolfo Figuero-Vinas, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Induced Polarization and Voyager II
Keynote Address: Intelligent Energy
Donald Paul, University of Southern California
Special thanks to everyone who helped make this such a wonderful event.
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