Earth and Planetary Science
EPS Planetary Science

News and Awards

Sep 11, 2019
Photo: To create neutrons in the high flux neutron generator, UC Berkeley researchers heat up deuterium atoms in a vacuum chamber to 50,000 degrees Celsius to obtain an ionized plasma (pink glow),... [Read more]
Aug 22, 2019
AGU’s highest honor, the ... [Read more]
Jul 31, 2019
We congratulate EPS Professor Daniel Stolper for receiving the 2019 Hisashi Kuno Award from American Geophysical Union. The Kuno award recognizes outstanding contributions to the fields of... [Read more]
Jul 29, 2019
Image: Wells drilled into Oklahoma's Arbuckle formation inject wastewater (1) which then disperses through the rock. As it spreads, the wastewater can trigger earthquakes in fault zones (2), but... [Read more]
Sep 10, 2019
The Department of Earth and Planetary Science at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for an Assistant Professor faculty position with an expected start date of July 1, 2020.... [Read more]
Jun 25, 2019
A view from the “Kimberley” formation on Mars taken by NASA’s Curiosity rover. The strata in the foreground dip towards the base of Mount Sharp, indicating flow of water toward a basin that existed... [Read more]
Jun 26, 2019
The Marcus Milling Legendary Geoscientist Medal is given to a recipient with consistent contributions of high-quality... [Read more]
May 7, 2019
 EPS thanks the Houtzager family for establishing the Marcel Houtzager Fund for Graduate Student Fieldwork, to honor the memory of geologist Marcel Houtzager.The fellowship will support students... [Read more]
Apr 12, 2019
Nine UC Berkeley faculty have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a prestigious nonpartisan research center that convenes scholars and... [Read more]
Apr 17, 2019
Professor Inez Fung studies climate change and the carbon cycle. She is a principal architect of large-scale mathematical modeling approaches and numerical models to represent the geographic and... [Read more]