Letter from the Head of Department, Rob van der Hilst.
Life on Earth emerged over 3.5 billion years ago, yet we still search for answers to the most basic questions about the origins and evolution of life—but, through interdisciplinary research, EAPS scientists are making new discoveries every day.
Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences faculty continue to earn numerous awards and honors, in recognition of their leadership in their respective fields
EAPS is delighted to introduce four new members of faculty: Ruben Juanes, and Tim Cronin who are already here; and Andrew Babbin, and Matej Pec who join the department in January 2017.
The stability of life on Earth depends on the biogeochemical cycles of carbon and other essential elements, which in turn depend on microbial ecosystems which are, at present, poorly understood. EAPS Professor Daniel Rothman has a plan for a major new research program aimed at gauging the potential for another mass extinction event, like the end-Permian Great Dying.
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