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Post-doc Jun Yang and professor Dorian Abbot find that the most common star type can support planets with liquid water.

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PhD student Rebecca Fischer uses the department's Laboratory of Mineral Physics to investigate the composition and formation of the Earth.

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Susan Kidwell researches stratigraphic geology and taphonomy, or how physical and biological processes determine the quality of the fossil record.

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Geophysical Science News

  • Faculty Positions in Geophysical Sciences

    September 11, 2015

    The Department of the Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago invites applications for positions at the Assistant Professor and Associate Professor ranks. We seek outstanding scientists who address fundamental questions about the physics, chemistry, biology, and history of the Earth and other planetary bodies. Candidates whose research spans disciplines are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • T.C. Chamberlin Postdoctoral Fellowship

    September 11, 2015

    The Department of the Geophysical Sciences at The University of Chicago invites applications for the T.C. Chamberlin Postdoctoral Fellowships. We seek outstanding scientists who lead creative investigations into the nature of Earth and other planetary bodies, their physics, biology, chemistry, and history, and who have a desire to participate in the broad intellectual life of the Department and the University.

  • Graduate Student Levke Kööp Wins Wiley Award

    September 11, 2015

    Kööp has won a Wiley Award for her recent presentation “26Al-depletions in anomalous and solar PLAC-like CAIs suggest high degrees of processing in the early solar nebula" at the Meteoritical Society Meeting.

  • Dauphas Awarded Best Paper Prize

    June 17, 2015

    Professor Nicolas Dauphas has been awarded the "Prix SFIS du meilleur article 2014" (SFIS=Société Française des Isotopes) for his paper "Magma redox and structural controls on iron isotope variations in Earth's mantle and crust." Congratulations Nicolas!

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