The Department of Geosciences and Princeton University congratulates Enning Wang on successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis on June 24, 2013.
Silicate perovskite is speculated to make up more than two thirds of the deep Earth's lower mantle, classifying it to be one of the most important minerals on Earth. This summer, faculty member Jessica Irving is participating in an international project to create a large model of the perovskite structure. The group will not be making the model with the normal scientific materials, but with yarn!
The ETSP2013 Cruise is a research expedition to the Eastern Tropical North Pacific aboard the Nathaniel B. Palmer ice-capable research ship that is occurring from June 23 – July 28, 2013.
Four Princeton University researchers took part in the June 11 report (including Geosciences professor Michael Oppenheimer), "A Stronger, More Resilient New York," a comprehensive analysis of New York City's climate risks and proposed steps for preparing for future climate events. The report stems from the Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency that Mayor Michael Bloomberg launched last year in response to the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy.
Co-author Kevin Lewis, a Princeton associate research scholar in geosciences and a participating scientist on the Mars mission, said that the rocks and sand are among the best evidence so far that water once flowed on Mars, and suggest that the planet’s past climate was wildly different from what it is today.