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Archive – July 2012

Princeton won gold in the first round of the Alumpics.
Help lead Princeton to an Ivy+ victory in the first-ever Alumpics! From 7/30 through 8/10, Ivy+ alumni associations will post an Alumpics photo daily on their Facebook pages.
Christine Chen ’13, a 4th-year Undergraduate from the Geosciences department, has decided to use one interesting tool to document her senior thesis fieldwork this summer. Via Twitter, Chen is tweeting her way through Utah while preparing for her senior thesis. Tweeting not only gives Chen a way to outline her thoughts for a later time; she is also engaging her fellow students back at Princeton University.
Images of the European crust and upper mantle, created using seismic tomography, identify the Cenozoic Rift System and related volcanism in central and western Europe. They also reveal subduction and slab roll back in the Mediterranean–Carpathian region1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. However, existing tomographic models are either high in resolution, but cover only a limited area13, 14, or low in resolution, and thus miss the finer-scale details of mantle structure5, 12. We find tha
In collaboration with the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), The Department of Geosciences will be hosting its first-ever Geoscience Careers Roadshow on September 28th, 2012, ROOM 155, GUYOT HALL, 11:00 AM. Open to the public.
The sun isn't going to start having health problems for another few billion years, but that didn't stop a team of scientists from giving it a stellar “MRI.”
If you want a glimpse of some of the worst of global warming, scientists suggest taking a look at U.S. weather in recent weeks.