News & Events


  • Kite’s Latest Article in Nature Geoscience Featured in Los Angeles Times, Newsweek

    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,, 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.

  • Coleman Selected for DOE Community Science Program

    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. 

  • T.C. Chamberlin Postdoctoral Fellowship Available

    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.