Research & News
Penny Wieser awarded the Murchison Fund
Congratulations to Penny Wieser for being awarded the Murchison Fund, the early career award from The Geological Society for noteworthy publish research in hard rock studies...Read more about Penny Wieser awarded the Murchison Fund
Jill Banfield Awarded the 2023 Van Leeuwenhoek Medal
Anish Shanbhag Won Prize for Best Final Project in EPS109
With slightly unusual simulations of slime mold, Anish Shanbhag won the prize for best final project presentation in the EPS 109 class.
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Congratulations Daniel Stolper!
It is with the greatest pleasure that we share the news that Daniel Stolper was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. Being granted tenure is a major accomplishment, but it is also just one stage in what will surely be...Read more about Congratulations Daniel Stolper!
Like the Borg of Star Trek, These 'Aliens' Assimilate DNA From Other Microbes
In the article written by Robert Sanders, it mentions that researchers have found new large DNA molecules that have infected archaea and along the way have acquired a slew of genes from the archaeal hosts. The article says, "The researchers dubbed these microbes Borgs because, analogous to...Read more about Like the Borg of Star Trek, These 'Aliens' Assimilate DNA From Other Microbes
How old is Yosemite Valley?
Profs. Kurt Cuffey and David Shuster along with former postdocs Alka Tripathy-Lang and Matt Fox have developed new constraints to show that most of the relief in Yosemite Valley has been generated in the geologically recent past as the Sierra Nevada have been uplifting and glaciers have...Read more about How old is Yosemite Valley?
Felipe González Cataldo Receives AGU 2021 Editors' Citation for Excellence in Refereeing for Geophysical Research Letters
Felipe, who studies the interior of planets through simulations of minerals at high pressures and temperatures, has received this award for his thorough reviews of Geophysical Research Letters articles in the past year 2021. One of the most important services performed for AGU is the...Read more about Felipe González Cataldo Receives AGU 2021 Editors' Citation for Excellence in Refereeing for Geophysical Research Letters
How did Saturn Become the Lord of the Rings in our Solar System?
On September 15, a new manuscript appeared in the journal Science in which Jack Wisdom, Rola Dbouk, EPS Professor Burkhard Militzer, William Hubbard, Francis Nimmo,...Read more about How did Saturn Become the Lord of the Rings in our Solar System?
Mercedes Vasquez & Tanja Kovacevic Featured in Vox Interview
Our very own doctoral students, Tanja Kovacevic and Mercedes Vasquez were featured in a Vox interview titled "This Giant Laser can Simulate a Planet's Core". The video talks about the high temperatures and pressures in the core of planet Earth. The video talks about some of the tools scientists...Read more about Mercedes Vasquez & Tanja Kovacevic Featured in Vox Interview
Perseverance Rover Retrieves Key Clues to Mars’ Geologic and Water History
New findings from Jezero Crater in Mars involving Prof. David Shuster are currently featured in Berkeley New: https://news.berkeley.edu/2022/08/25/...Read more about Perseverance Rover Retrieves Key Clues to Mars’ Geologic and Water History
EPS Research on Earth's Ancient Magnetic Field Featured in EOS
Research by EPS PhD student Yiming Zhang published in PNAS (https://www.pnas.org/doi/abs/10.1073/pnas.2202875119) was just featured in AGU's news publication EOS: ...Read more about EPS Research on Earth's Ancient Magnetic Field Featured in EOS