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Geosciences/AOS Ph.D. candidates Abigale Wyatt and Allison Hogikyan have each received a fellowship award in the 2019 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
Deep in the heart of alien worlds, crystals form under pressures up to 40 million times more intense than the atmospheric pressure on Earth, and as much as 10 times more intense than the pressure in our planet's core. Understanding them better could help us search for life elsewhere in our galaxy.
Researchers propose that seismic activity transports freshwater animals into the subsurface along fractures in the rock. This activity could explain the presence of nematodes and other small animals in water collected from South African mines.
Jersey’s fossil history is full of intrigue—and landmark discoveries. Following last summer’s release of the summer blockbuster Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, New Jersey’s legacy in the fossil record is rife for reexamination.
Henry Horn, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, emeritus, a scholar and fervent naturalist for whom Princeton’s campus and the surrounding areas provided a rich biosphere for study, died suddenly March 14 at Princeton. He was 77.
A new paper from a team of researchers claimed that it is possible to dim the sky in such a way that no region of the planet will be made significantly worse. The scenario may sound like science fiction, but the debate over the prudence of this technique—called solar geo-engineering—has already begun.
The Simon Foundation has granted Assistant Professor of Geosciences and at the Princeton Environmental Institute Prof. Xinning Zhang a Simons Early Career Investigator in Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution Award for the period of 2019-2022.
Princeton geoscientists Blair Schoene and Gerta Keller led an international team of researchers who have assembled the first high-resolution timeline for the eruptions in India’s Deccan Traps. Their research appears in the Feb. 22 issue of the journal Science.
Laure Resplandy, an assistant professor in Geosciences and Princeton Environmental Institute, awarded prestigious 2019 Sloan Research Fellowship, a highly competitive grant given to outstanding young scholars working at the frontiers of their fields.
Professor Tom Duffy’s research group has been awarded experimental time on Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) National Ignition Facility (NIF) to explore the nature of minerals deep in the interior of rocky extrasolar planets.