The theme for Spring 2004 will be
Great Biogeochemical Events: Origin and Dynamics.
This term we will focus on major
events in Earth history, with an emphasis on phenomena
that may be quantitatively understood in terms of
dynamical biological and environmental coevolution.
The class will be composed of pedagogical lectures
and roundtable discussions of classical works and recent literature.
We will meet once per week.
No background in earth science will be presumed;
however mathematics at the level of 18.03 is essential.