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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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Francois Tissot works hard to measure and understand Uranium isotopes in rocks and meteorites to learn about the early Solar System and early Earth.

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Associate Professor Tiffany Shaw uses fundamental principles from fluid dynamics to understand Earth's weather and climate.

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Geophysical Science News

  • Dauphas and Yokochi Awarded Patent

    February 16, 2018

    Congratulations to GeoSci Professor Nicolas DauphasResearch Associate Professor Reika Yokochi, former PhD student Francois Tissot, present PhD student Justin Hu, and former postdoc Tom Ireland who were recently issued a patent for the pneumatically/hydraulically actuated fluoropolymer-hplc chromatographic system they developed in Hinds. Acquiring a patent is a rare achievement in the Earth sciences.

  • Heck & Greer Featured in Chicago Tribune Article

    February 01, 2018

    Associate Professor Philipp Heck and Graduate Student Jennika Greer were featured in the Chicago Tribune for their work hunting down fragments of a January 16th meteor and analyzing the specimens they discovered. 

  • Komacek accepts a 51 Pegasi b Fellowship

    January 31, 2018

    Tad Komacek has accepted a prestigious 51 Pegasi b Fellowship to join our department starting next summer. 51 Pegasi b Fellowships provide exceptional postdoctoral scientists with the three years of funding to conduct theoretical, observational, and experimental research in planetary astronomy. They are sponsored by the Hseing-Simons Foundation.

  • Zurkowski wins AGU OSPA Award

    January 29, 2018

    Claire Zurkowski, a second-year graduate student in Geophysical Sciences, has won an Outstanding Student Paper Award for the talk she presented at the December meeting of the American Geophysical Union, titled "Stability of the high pressure phase Fe3S2 up to Earth's core pressures in the Fe–S–O and the Fe–S–Si systems." The OSPA Award is granted only to the top 3-5% of student participants.

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