News & Events


  • T.C. Chamberlin Postdoctoral Fellowship Available

    August 26, 2016

    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.

  • Alumna Mairi Best Covered in U Chicago Career Profile

    July 22, 2016

    Former DoGS graduate student Mairi Best (PhD '00) was covered by U Chicago alumni career programs. Best studies taphonomy, how organisms decay over time and become part of the fossil record. She has led efforts to moniter underwater research sites throughout her career.

  • Archer Points out the Importance of Natural CO2 in the Atmosphere

    July 21, 2016

    Professor David Archer has a new paper in Climatic Change in which he considers what would have happened if there had been less carbon dioxide in the natural atmosphere than there turned out to be.  Climate changes kick in strongly when the natural concentration changes significantly, which takes longer if there is more to start with. The natural CO2 acts like a fuse, which we lit in about the year 1800 with the onset of the industrial revolution, and which has taken up to now basically to reach the bomb.  A reviewer called it a new field — Astrosociology.