Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

  • Dennis Kent was elected into the National Academy of Sciences.

  • Professors Peter Rona and Kenneth Miller were elected Fellows of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). Each year no more than 0.1% of the AGU membership may be elected Fellows.

  • Distinguished lecture by Professor Gail Ashley In recognition of Earth Day, the Earth Science Division of the Geoscience Directorate scheduled a lecture entitled "Geologists Probe the Harsh Environment of Early Humans, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania."

  • Kenneth Miller was appointed to the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Science Advisory Structure Executive Committee (SASEC), the highest advisory committee within IODP, providing long-range planning and programmatic overview. There are 3 U.S. members, 3 Japanese members, and 2 EU members.

  • Professor Kenneth Miller was also co-convenor of and presentor of a paper at the first International Conference on Sea-level Change held in Giens, France and dubbed "Sealaix06"

  • Several faculty members had high-profile papers published in Science and Nature and other high-profile venues:
    1. Herzberg, Petrology and thermal structure of the Hawaiian plume from Mauna Kea volcano, Nature.
    2. Behrenfeld, Worthington,Sherrell, et al., Controls on tropical Pacific ocean productivity revealed through nutrient stress diagnostics, Nature.
    3. George McGhee's latest book, The Geometry Of Evolution: Adaptive Landscapes And Theoretical Morphospaces, was published by Cambridge University Press, England, Norris, Herrle, Wilson, Coxall, Lear, Shackleton, Tripati, Wade, The Heartbeat of the Oligocene Climate System, Science.

 

 

Upcoming Events

Colloquium
Steven Jaret, AMNH
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 11:45AM
"Impact Cratering as A Planetary Process: Insight ...
Colloquium
Aisha Al Suwaidi, Khalifa University - UAE
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 11:45AM
"A Southern Hemisphere Perspective on Early Jurass...

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Wednesday, November 06, 2019 at 11:00AM
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Wednesday, December 04, 2019 at 11:00AM
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New and Noteworthy

  • EPS undergraduate studies Martian soil at NASA
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    Sophie Benaroya is an undergraduate in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, and a Rutgers Honors College senior at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.  Her recent work at the Lunar and Planetary Institute of NASA can be found here
  • Distinguished Professor Yair Rosenthal announced as AGU Fellow
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    We are proud to share the news that Dr. Yair Rosenthal has been announced as a 2019 fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), an honor given to individual AGU members who have made exceptional scientific contributions and gained prominence in their respective fields of Earth and space...
  • new in PNAS: The first day of the Cenozoic
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    A new study published in PNAS on the K-Pg boundary event was contributed to by Rutgers graduate student Christina Verhagen and former EPS faculty Sonia Tikoo.  Christina's research includes identifying magnetic signatures recorded in magnetic minerals within rocks from the Chicxulub impact crater,...
  • Anya Hess awarded dissertation development funding
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    Anya Hess has been awarded $2,000.00 in Off-Campus Dissertation Development funding by the School of Graduate Studies. This funding will go towards the cost of attending IsoCamp this summer, a 2-week intensive program on isotope geochemistry hosted at the University of Utah. Anya is currently...