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Trees need daily temperatures to be low enough and daylight hours to be short enough to produce the vivid vistas of fall, explained senior author David Medvigy, an assistant professor of geosciences and associated faculty member at the Princeton Environmental Institute.
The Department of Geosciences and Princeton University congratulates Audrey M. Yau on successfully defending her Ph.D. thesis.
Xingchen (Tony) Wang awarded Charlotte Elizabeth Procter Honorific Fellowship for Academic Year 2014-2015.
The Department of Geosciences and Princeton University congratulates Jue Wang on successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis.
Princeton University and 10 partner institutions seek to make the Southern Ocean better known scientifically and publicly through a $21 million program that will create a biogeochemical and physical portrait of the ocean using an expanded computational capacity and hundreds of robotic floats deployed around Antarctica.
The 2014 Art of Science is currently exhibiting two works by GEO/AOS members. Both are considered by the program to be engaging works of art, as well as holding scientific significance.  One is a photograph submitted by GEO grad student Akshay Mehra titled “Giant Ooids” and the other is a video short by AOS assoc. research scholar Martin Jucker titled “Fly Me.”  Both works were created during the course of scientific research at Guyot Hall.
The Department of Geosciences and Princeton University congratulates Garrett W. Tate on successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis.
Scientists firing powerful pulses of laser beams in experiments at Livermore's National Ignition Facility have for the first time re-created conditions that exist deep in the cores of the solar system's giant planets.
Until now, scientists’ only insight came from computer models. New work at the U.S. National Ignition Facility, nicknamed NIF, which houses the world’s largest laser, is providing the first hard evidence.
One January afternoon five years ago, Princeton geologist Lincoln Hollister opened an email from a colleague he’d never met bearing the subject line, “Help! Help! Help!” Paul Steinhardt, a theoretical physicist and the director of Princeton’s Center for Theoretical Science, wrote that he had an extraordinary rock on his hands, one that he thought was natural but whose origin and formation he could not identify.