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Science Beyond Guyot: 25 Years of Hess Fellows - A symposium during reunions celebrating the Hess Fellows on Friday, May 31st. Starting at noon.
The Department of Geosciences and Princeton University congratulates Dr. Wenjie Lei on successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis: "Global Seismic Full-Waveform Inversion" on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.
The Department of Geosciences and Princeton University congratulates Dr. Jessica Lueders-Dumont on successfully defending her Ph.D. thesis: "Nitrogen Isotopes of Otolith-Bound Organic Matter: A New Tool for Trophic Reconstruction Using Modern and Fossil Otoliths" on Friday, May 3, 2019.
The Princeton Graduate School has presented Geosciences Ph.D. candidate Emma Kast, and six other graduate students, with its annual Teaching Awards in recognition of their outstanding abilities as teachers. Kast was honored for her assistantships in GEO 102 “Climate: Past, Present and Future” and her ability to assist non-STEM students with a clearer understanding of science, technology, engineering or math. The department congratulates Kast at this time of recognition.
When the landmass that is now the Indian subcontinent slammed into Asia about 50 million years ago, the collision changed the configuration of the continents, the landscape, global climate and more. Now a team of Princeton University scientists has identified one more effect: the oxygen in the world’s oceans increased, altering the conditions for life.
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.