Discovering the Secrets of Nature
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Maureen Coleman and Dan Fabrycky awarded Sloan fellowships
Maureen Coleman and Dan Fabrycky have been selected for 2014 Sloan Research Fellowships in recognition of their exceptional achievements and potential. Maureen is a DoGS assistant professor and will receive an Ocean Sciences fellowship. Dan is an assistant professor in astronomy who is part of the planetary group, and will receive a Physics fellowship.
Hannah Diamond-Lowe wins best poster!
DoGS undergraduate Hannah Diamond-Lowe won the best poster award for her poster, "A New Look at the Thermal Inversion of HD209458b" at the Exoclimes III conference in Davos, Switzerland. Her prize-winning poster can be viewed on the fourth floor opposite room 451. Awesome work Hannah!
DoGS alumnus wins Mineralogical Society of America Award
Former DoGS postdoc (2006-2007), Fang-Zhen Teng, won the Mineralogical Society of America Award. Fang-Zhen Teng is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington.
DoGS alumna wins 2014 Houtermans award
Former DoGS graduate student, Liping Qin, PhD 2007, was awarded the 2014 Houtermans award from the European Association of Geochemistry. Liping Qin is now a professor at School of Earth and Space Sciences, the University of Science and Technology of China.
Ray Pierrehumbert awarded prestigious King Carl XVI Gustav Professorship in Environmental Science by the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences
This is considered Sweden's highest award in environmental science. Ray plans to spend the 2014-15 academic year at Stockholm University. Read more here (i Svenska). Also, see coverage in UChicago News.
Super-Earth's Need Not be Waterworlds
A paper co-authored by Northwestern University postdoc Nick Cowan and Assistant Professor Dorian Abbot suggesting that super-Earth exoplanets will not always be waterworlds was covered in a recent issue of The Economist. Previous research had suggested that super-Earths should have smaller topography and deeper oceans than Earth, and should therefore tend to have no exposed land.
Faculty positions in Geophysical Sciences
The Department of the Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago invites applications for one or more faculty positions. We are interested in outstanding scientists who address fundamental questions about the physics, chemistry, biology, and history of Earth and other planetary bodies. Candidates must have completed the PhD prior to appointment. Candidates must apply through the University's Academic Careers website and:
Popular Science: Early Earth should have been a snowball, but wasn't
Post doctoral scholar Robin Wordsworth and Professor Raymond Pierrehumbert find that nitrogen and hydrogen may have been greenhouse gases that warmed earth to a habitable level.
Exploding star missing from formation of solar system
A new study published by University of Chicago researchers Haolan Tang and Nicolas Dauphas challenges the notion that the force of an exploding star prompted formation of the solar system. Read the article.
GeoSci grad student featured in Inquiry
Geophysical Sciences graduate student Rebecca Fischer is featured in the Fall/Winter 2012 issue of Inquiry, the Physical Sciences Division newsletter. Read the article.
Titanium paternity test fingers Earth as moon's sole parent
A new chemical analysis of lunar material collected by Apollo astronauts in the 1970s conflicts with the widely held theory that a giant collision between Earth and a Mars-sized object gave birth to the moon 4.5 billion years ago.