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.Learn More Spotlight Archive
Nigel Brauser is a graduate student who studies the materials of the Earth’s core using diamond anvil cell experiments coupled with computer models.Learn More Spotlight Archive
May 12, 2021
Maria Hernandez Limon received the 2021 RISE Up Award, one of the University's Student Leader Awards. This award recognizes students who, through their engagement with members of the campus community, represent our shared commitment to the values of diversity and inclusion. Congrats Maria!
May 12, 2021
Justin Podowski was awarded a prestigious Harper Dissertation Fellowship! The William Rainey Harper Dissertation Fellowship is one of the highest honors awarded to UChicago students. It is awarded in the final year of graduate study to recognize significant achievement and facilitate completion of the doctoral degree. Justin's dissertation work has, for the first time, mapped the genomic landscape of microbial communities across the Laurentian Great Lakes. Congrats Justin!
May 11, 2021
April 26, 2021
Early Mars had rivers and lakes, which is surprising because the planet orbited far from a faint star - the young Sun. Assistant Professor Edwin Kite and former postdoctoral researcher Liam Steele (now at JPL) used a global climate model to show that warm climates can be explained through the greenhouse effect of high-altitude water ice clouds. The results have been published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.