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
July 20, 2017
Associate Professor Tiffany Shaw has been awarded AGU's Macelwane medal. The Macelwane Medal is given annually to three or up to five honorees in recognition for “significant contributions to the geophysical sciences by an outstanding early career scientist.” Congratulations Tiffany! Professor Robert Kopp of Rutgers, a DoGS undergraduate alumnus, will also receive the Macelwane medal this year.
July 12, 2017
Graduate student Lily Thompson was awarded a William Rainey Harper Dissertation Fellowship, one of the highest honors that the University of Chicago grants doctoral candidates. Each Harper Fellowship includes a $4,000 stipend. Lily is studying the material properties of hydrous phases under extreme high-pressure and high-temperature conditions utilizing a combination of theoretical calculations and synchrotron-based diamond anvil cell experiments. She is advised by Associate Professor Andy Campbell.
June 28, 2017
The pioneering meteorologist and author of The Thunderstorm is dead at 96.
June 28, 2017
DoGS postdoc Alice Marzocchi and assistant professor Malte Jansen have recently published the paper “Connecting Antarctic sea ice to deep-ocean circulation in modern and glacial climate simulations” in Geophysical Research Letters. The study investigates the effect of increased Antarctic sea ice formation during glacial periods on the meridional overturning circulation in a number of climate models that are also used for future projections. The proposed mechanism explains more than half of the intermodel spread and discrepancies with the geological record can broadly be reconciled.