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The Department of Geosciences and Princeton University congratulates Camelia Stan on successfully defending her Ph.D. thesis: "High-pressure studies of analogs with applications to materials science and geoscience."
To bridge the gap between projections of future sea-level rise and the need to prepare for it, a Princeton University researcher and collaborators developed a method that consolidates climate models and the range of opinions that leading scientists have about them into a single, consistent set of probabilities.
Princeton University researchers found that ocean currents can carry objects to almost any place on the globe in less than a decade, faster than previously thought. While good for microorganisms such as phytoplankton that are essential to the marine food web, it also means that plastic debris, radioactive particles and virtually any kind of litter can quickly become a problem in areas far from where they originated.
Kelly B. Sponberg ’98 died Aug. 28, 2015, in Silver Spring, Md., of cancer.  Sponberg majored in geology at Princeton, was an Outdoor Action leader, and an active volunteer in Trenton and the developing world. The department sends their sincere condolences to family, friends and all those who knew him here at Geosciences.
About 2,600 students are enrolled in master's and doctoral programs at Princeton's Graduate School, studying closely with faculty in 42 academic departments and programs. Each of these students experiences campus differently, and, below, five graduate students share their impressions of Princeton.
The Department of Geosciences and Princeton University congratulates Xingchen (Tony) Wang on successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis: "Nitrogen Isotopes in Scleractinian Corals: Modern Ocean Studies and Paleoceanographic Applications."
On March 15-16, 2016, graduate students from the Department of Geosciences at Princeton University organized a student-run Computational Geophysics Workshop. The workshop sessions focused on SPECFEM3D and associated packages, with the goal of teaching new users how to incorporate SPECFEM into their research.  In attendance were 32 participates from outside the department.
Hello! I’m Dana Sheridan (a.k.a. Dr. Dana at the Cotsen Children’s Library at Princeton University), creator of Pop Goes the Page. After we finished the book, we will take a walk across campus to Guyot Hall, home of the Department of Geosciences. Their central office space is lined with display cases full of rocks, gems, fossils, and minerals. We will look at samples of pyrite courtesy of Laurel Goodell, manager of the undergraduate labs in geosciences.
Jeroen Tromp, Professor at Princeton University shares how his team is using the Tesla GPU-accelerated Titan Supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to image the earth’s interior on a global scale. Tromp and his team are simulating seismic wave propagation by analyzing hundreds of earthquakes recorded by thousands of stations across the world to create 3D global tomographic maps.
We pay far too little attention the northern and southern glaciers of the Canadian Arctic archipelago. If you do an entire inventory of all the glaciers, they actually are changing more than Greenland and Antarctica at the moment, or have been,” says Princeton geoscientist Christopher Harig, who conducted the new study in Geophysical Research Letters along with Princeton’s Frederik Simons.