Pauline Morrow Austin, one of MIT’s earliest female PhD graduates in Physics, was one of the first people to use radar to investigate storms and quantify rainfall. Her work helped found the field of radar meteorology.

“This work has allowed me to see most of the world” - Geologist Oliver Jagoutz scales mountains to gain tectonic insights.

A new study argues that Calbuco’s eruption stretched the Antarctic Ozone Hole — the thinnest portion of the ozone shell that shields Earth from harmful radiation — to a record size nearly as large as Africa.