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

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Geophysical Science News

  • UChicago News Spotlights recent PNAS paper

    September 19, 2018

    Katie Collins, Stewart Edie, Gene Hunt, Kaustuv Roy and Prof. David Jablonski coauthored a paper presenting a new metric for predicting extinction risk. Their results and an interview with Katie Collins and David Jablonski were featured by UChicago News.

  • Provost’s Fellowship

    September 14, 2018

    The Department of the Geophysical Sciences at The University of Chicago invites applications for the Provost's Fellowship. This funding program supports junior scientists from diverse backgrounds, including groups historically underrepresented in Earth and Planetary Sciences, such as women, Black/African-American, Native American, and Hispanic/Latino scholars. The successful candidate will be appointed as a Provost's Fellow for a three-year term, during which they will be able to pursue their independent research interests under the mentorship of the departmental faculty. The Fellow will automatically be considered for promotion to a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in the department at the end of the fellowship period. Click the link above to see more and find out how to apply.

  • T.C. Chamberlin Postdoctoral Fellowship

    September 14, 2018

    The Department of the Geophysical Sciences at The University of Chicago invites applications for the T.C. Chamberlin Postdoctoral Fellowship. Start date is negotiable, with a target of October 1, 2019. Click the link above to see more and find out how to apply.

  • Clayton Memorial Symposium

    September 11, 2018

    The University of Chicago will be hosting a Symposium on Monday, September 17th and Tuesday, September 18th of 2018 to commemorate the life and legacy of Robert Clayton.  A pioneer in the field of cosmochemistry, Robert Clayton spent over five decades as a member of the Department of Geophysical Sciences, and passed away in December.

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