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Research Spotlight

Mark Hammond is a Lindemann Trust Research Fellow who studies the atmospheric circulation of exoplanets, which are planets that orbit stars other than the Sun.

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Nigel Brauser is a graduate student who studies the materials of the Earth’s core using diamond anvil cell experiments coupled with computer models.

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Susan Kidwell leads a regular field geology trip for undergraduates to the Bahamas.

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Geophysical Science News

  • Blättler and Jansen receive AGU Early Career Awards

    September 12, 2021

    Congratulations to Assistant Professor Clara Blättler and Associate Professor Malte Jansen! Clara Blättler has received the American Geophysical Union Nanne Weber Early Career Award for "significant contributions to paleoceanography and paleoclimatology" and "exceptional promise for sustained contributions and continued leadership in paleoceanography and paleoclimatology." Malte Jansen has received the American Geophysical Union Ocean Sciences Early Career Award for "significant contributions to the ocean sciences" and "future promise within the ocean sciences." The awards will be presented during the upcoming American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.

  • Postdoctoral Opportunity Available!

    August 27, 2021

    The T.C. Chamberlin Postdoctoral Fellowship allows early career scholars the opportunity to pursue their research interests within the department. We are happy to be accepting applications this autumn. Interested applicants can learn more and submit an application here. EOE/Vet/Disability

  • Open Faculty Search in Geophysical Sciences

    August 27, 2021

    The Department of the Geophysical Sciences is now accepting applications to join the faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Associate Professor. EOE/Vet/Disability

  • Ted Fujita featured in Accuweather News

    August 05, 2021

    Accuweather reflects on the contributions of Professor Ted Fujita and 50 years of the Fujita Scale in documenting the strength of tornadoes.

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