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Archive – May 2013

The Department of Geosciences congratulates the graduating... Class of 2013!
May's mineral of the month is Agate with black center and white border, surrounded by crystalline quartz from Brazil. It is one of the many beautiful specimens donated to the collection by the late Archibald M. MacMartin, class of 1868.
Thanks to funding from Princeton University and the National Science Foundation, the Geosciences lab that houses GIRI (Grinding Imaging and Reconstruction Instrument) opened in February 2013. The lab is dedicated to the digital reconstruction of objects hidden in solid materials through serial grinding and imaging.
The listing of Undergraduate research titles for the 2012-13 academic year are published on the Geosciences website.
AUDIO: Michael Oppenheimer talks with Oregon Public Radio about climate change and why storms are more frequent.
On May 14, 2013, Dean William Russel of the Princeton Graduate School announced graduate student Jonathan Husson as a recipient of a teaching award for his work as an assistant instructor.
Kevin Lewis, the co-author of the study and a Princeton University research scholar in geosciences, analyzed high resolution images taken by the Mars rover Curiosity to disprove the theory that Gale Crater once held a lake that may have supported life.
The Department of Geosciences and Princeton University congratulate Jenna L. Losh on successfully defending her Ph.D. thesis on May 1, 2013.
Tiger of the Week: Karin Sigloch *08. Sigloch’s Ph.D. work at Princeton played a key role in the Nature paper. She had developed a method for creating 3-dimensional images of the earth’s deep interior, “using waves generated by naturally occurring earthquakes,” and tested it on data from USArray, a network of seismological sensors.