Research Spotlight

Post-doc Jun Yang and professor Dorian Abbot find that the most common star type can support planets with liquid water.

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PhD student Rebecca Fischer uses the department's Laboratory of Mineral Physics to investigate the composition and formation of the Earth.

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Susan Kidwell researches stratigraphic geology and taphonomy, or how physical and biological processes determine the quality of the fossil record.

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Geophysical Science News

  • Liz Moyer Spotlighted in EPIC Video

    November 16, 2015

    Associate Professor Liz Moyer has been splotlighted in a video by the University's Energy Policy Institute (EPIC).

  • Koll wins complex systems fellowship

    October 27, 2015

    Graduate student Daniel Koll has won a prestigious James S. McDonnell Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards in Studying Complex Systems to pursue his research on fundamental geophysical fluid dynamics as applied to planetary atmospheres.

  • Faculty Positions in Geophysical Sciences

    September 11, 2015

    The Department of the Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago invites applications for positions at the Assistant Professor and Associate Professor ranks. We seek outstanding scientists who address fundamental questions about the physics, chemistry, biology, and history of the Earth and other planetary bodies. Candidates whose research spans disciplines are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • T.C. Chamberlin Postdoctoral Fellowship

    September 11, 2015

    The Department of the Geophysical Sciences at The University of Chicago invites applications for the T.C. Chamberlin Postdoctoral Fellowships. We seek outstanding scientists who lead creative investigations into the nature of Earth and other planetary bodies, their physics, biology, chemistry, and history, and who have a desire to participate in the broad intellectual life of the Department and the University.

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