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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 is sad to convey the passing of Maria Borcsik on August 3, 2014. She was beloved by many faculty and staff members, as well as undergraduate and graduate students who passed through GEO A-floor labs for more than 30 years.
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.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Process (IPCC) provides vital, regular assessments of scientific literature. Yet greater transparency is needed, Princeton University's Michael Oppenheimer told the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology in Washington, D.C. Testifying before the Committee on Science, Space and Technology on Thursday, May 29, Oppenheimer examined the process behind the UN's IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, published earlier this year.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Process (IPCC) provides vital, regular assessments of scientific literature. Yet greater transparency is needed, Princeton University's Michael Oppenheimer told the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology in Washington, D.C. Testifying before the Committee on Science, Space and Technology on Thursday, May 29, Oppenheimer examined the process behind the UN's IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, published earlier this year.
The Geosciences Department announced last week that the Geosciences Gem and Mineral Collection Search Engine is once again available to scientists and the general public, now at its new address — minerals.princeton.edu. The search engine can also be reached through the Geosciences website.