December 27, 2017
In the December 22nd edition of the Astrophysical Journal Professor Nicholas Dauphas lays out a comprehensive theory for how our solar system could have formed in the wind-blown bubbles around a giant, long-dead star. His work addresses a nagging cosmic mystery about the abundance of two elements in our solar system compared to the rest of the galaxy. The general prevailing theory is that our solar system formed billions of years ago near a supernova. But the new scenario instead begins with a giant type of star called a Wolf-Rayet star, which is more than 40 to 50 times the size of our own sun.
December 18, 2017
Congratulations to Associate Professor Tiffany Shaw, who was recently awarded the James B. Macelwane Medal at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. The medal is given for "significant contributions to the geophysical sciences by an outstanding early career scientist."
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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