Professor Sue Kidwell uses the fossil record from the last thousand years to understand changes in biological baselines due to human populations.Learn More Spotlight Archive
Francois Tissot works hard to measure and understand Uranium isotopes in rocks and meteorites to learn about the early Solar System and early Earth.Learn More Spotlight Archive
October 03, 2017
Assistant Professor Edwin Kite's latest article in Nature Geoscience, "Methane bursts as a trigger for intermittent lake-forming climates on post-Noachian Mars," was cited in several new outlets including Newsweek, Space.com, and the Los Angeles Times. Kite and his coauthors model bursts of methane flowing into young Mars’s atmosphere that might have temporarily warmed the planet, allowing liquid water to intermittently persist even after Mars entered its dry period.
September 28, 2017
Professor Maureen Coleman, who proposed to investigate the metabolic diversity and activity of microbes across the Great Lakes, was selected by the Department of Energy to take part in their 2018 Community Science Program.
September 27, 2017
The Department of the Geophysical Sciences at The University of Chicago invites applications for the T.C. Chamberlin Postdoctoral Fellowship. We seek outstanding scientists who lead creative investigations into the nature of Earth and other planetary bodies -- their physics, biology, chemistry, climate, and history -- and who have a desire to participate in the broad intellectual life of the Department and the University. Click on the link to learn more.
September 21, 2017
Professor Nicolas Dauphas was recently interviewed by UChicago News about his article "Titanium isotopic evidence for felsic crust and plate tectonics 3.5 billion years ago" which appeared in Science on September 22nd. Dauphas argues that significant tectonic activity occurred 500 million years earlier than previously thought.