Earth and Planetary Science
EPS Near-Surface Geochemistry and Geobiology

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May 3, 2018
By Joel Achenbach, The Washington Post, May 24On a very bad day 66 million years ago, a mountain-sized object from space slammed into the Earth, initiating a cascade of calamities that eradicated... [Read more]
May 3, 2018
Experimental evidence for superionic water ice using shock compressionMarius Millot, ... [Read more]
Jun 3, 2018
Hydrogen sulfide gas is detected above Uranus’s main cloud deck, confirming the prevalence of H2S ice particles as the main cloud component and a strongly unbalanced nitrogen/sulfur ratio in the... [Read more]
Jun 27, 2018
Bruce Buffett, Professor of Earth and Planetary Science, is one of nine UC Berkeley faculty elected to the American Academy of Arts and... [Read more]
Jun 28, 2018
Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, which has been continuously erupting since 1983, began a new eruptive phase on May 3, 2018. This eruptive episode has involved the draining of the lava lake at Kilauea... [Read more]
Jun 29, 2018
A numerical study of surface-wave-based tunnel detection at the Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, California. Detecting underground voids, such as old mine workings, solution... [Read more]
Jul 31, 2018
 Michael Manga, Professor of Earth & Planetary Science, and Kristie Boering, Professor of Chemistry, who also has an appointment in Earth & Planetary Science, were two of the five UC... [Read more]
May 23, 2018
  E&PS Professors Doug Dreger and Roland Bürgmann are members of an international team of scientists publishing the most detailed view yet of the site of North Korea’s latest and largest... [Read more]
Apr 27, 2018
 Applications to become a GSI/Reader for the Earth & Planetary Sciences Department for Fall 2018 are now being accepted by the department.Please click the link ... [Read more]
Apr 1, 2018
Students in EPS 115 (Stratigraphy and Earth History) spent Spring Break in the Death Valley region for a course field trip. Led by Prof. Nick Swanson-Hysell and graduate students Yuem Park and Alex... [Read more]