Professor Sue Kidwell uses the fossil record from the last thousand years to understand changes in biological baselines due to human populations.Learn More Spotlight Archive
Francois Tissot works hard to measure and understand Uranium isotopes in rocks and meteorites to learn about the early Solar System and early Earth.Learn More Spotlight Archive
November 30, 2017
The Department of the Geophysical Sciences is currently inviting applications for the Provost's Postdoctoral Fellowship. We seek to include in our department scientists who will lead creative investigations into the nature of Earth and other planetary bodies, their physics, biology, chemistry, climate, and history, and who have a desire to participate in the broad intellectual life of the Department and the University. This fellowship program supports junior scientists from diverse backgrounds, including groups historically underrepresented in the earth and planetary sciences, such as women, black/African-American, native American, and Hispanic/Latino scholars.
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November 16, 2017
Jablonskipora kidwellae is named after Professors Kidwell and Jablonski. It lived about 105 million years ago and its discovery has filled a gap in the evolutionary record of an important breakthrough that has helped bryozoans survive for 500 million years.
November 09, 2017
Associate Professor Liz Moyer was featured in a recent Washington Post article about the decline of the world's climate observation infrastructure and what the consequences of that decline could mean for the future of disaster prediction.
November 09, 2017
NASA has begun soliciting applications for their 2018 NESSF award. Applications are due February 1st, 2018.