News & Events


  • Sarah Aarons Interviewed for UChicago News

    March 06, 2019

    Research Specialist Sarah Aarons was interviewed in UChicago News for a recent paper published in AGU Letters! She and her coauthors analyzed ice cores from Taylor Glacier, finding evidence that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet collapsed during the last interglacial. These results help shed new light on the cascading effects of rapid climate change.

    Congratulations Sarah!

  • Megan Mansfield Highlighted in AAAS Nova

    March 04, 2019

    Department Ph.D. candidate Megan Mansfield's recent paper on exoplanet HAT-P-11b was just featured in an AAAS Nova article. She and her collaborators used Hubble to study the hot Neptune, discovering that helium was escaping from the planet's atmosphere. HAT-P-11b joins only a handful of exoplanets with recorded atmospheric escape rates. Congratulations, Megan!

  • Ice Quakes Featured by UChicago News

    March 04, 2019

    A recent paper coauthored by Prof. Doug MacAyeal, Jinqiao Lin, Becky Goodsell and Grant Macdonald and collaborators was featured in UChicago News! The team recorded diurnal variations in the McMurdo Ice Shelf's seismicity, linking the quakes to subsurface melting. Congratulations to all!