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    We are the University of Chicago Department of the Geophysical Sciences. We study the history, interior, and exterior of Earth and other planets.

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    Our world-class scientists are fascinated with the natural processes that shape our world and cultivate the skills it takes to study them.

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Research Spotlight

Professor Sue Kidwell uses the fossil record from the last thousand years to understand changes in biological baselines due to human populations.

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Student / Alumni Spotlight

Stewart Edie is a paleobiologist who wants to understand why some groups of organisms are more diverse that others, and how extinction prunes the tree of life.

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Faculty Spotlight

Malte Jansen is a creative physical oceanographer with impressive mathematical chops and great taste in problems.

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