News & Events


  • Sprinkle of stellar dust onto Earth’s building blocks

    September 17, 2016

    Former postdoc Christoph Burkhardt and Lous Block Professor Nicolas Dauphas have published a new paper in Nature titled, "A nucleosynthetic origin of the Earth’s anomalous 142Nd composition." In it they consider the issue of whether meteorites are representative of Earth's building blocks. Isotope measurements of Nd made 10 years ago had cast some doubts on this view. Their newer and higher precision measurements show that the Earth may indeed be like meteorites to which a small amount of extraneous stellar dust was added.

  • T.C. Chamberlin Postdoctoral Fellowship Available

    September 14, 2016

    The Department of the Geophysical Sciences at The University of Chicago invites applications for the T.C. Chamberlin Postdoctoral Fellowship. We seek outstanding scientists who 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. Click on the link to learn more.

  • Marzocchi wins Best Poster Award at ICP12

    September 14, 2016

    Postdoc Alice Marzocchi has won a Best Poster Awards for Early Career researchers at the 12th International Conference on Paleoceanography (ICP12) for her poster “The role of sea ice and buoyancy fluxes in shaping glacial and modern ocean circulation: An analysis of PMIP simulations”.