On November 1, 2023, administrative assistant Eva Groves retired from the Department of Geosciences after 21 years of service. The department held a retirement celebration for her on Wednesday, September 20. Many department members attended including faculty, students, and staff. Two of Eva’s long-time “bosses,” Professors …
Princeton’s department of geosciences recently hosted the eighth International Conference on Nitrification and Related Processes (ICoN8). The five-day event, held from July 30 to August 3 of this year, brought together scientists and researchers from all over the world to discuss and share current research on nitrification and related processes in the nitrogen cycle. (Ward mention)
KCBS Radio hosts Margie Shafer and Eric Thomas spoke with Gabriel Vecchi, Geosciences professor and Director of the High Meadows Environmental Institute at Princeton on his assessment on this summer being the officially hottest on record. (AUDIO 1:32-17:38)
Director of the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI) and Professor of Geosciences and the High Meadows Environmental Institute Gabriel Vecchi has been selected as a 2024 American Meteorological Society (AMS) Fellow. The AMS recognizes outstanding leaders in the weather, water, and climate communities…
The World's Marco Werman spoke with Gabriel Vecchi, a climate scientist at Princeton University, about the reasons behind the intensification and how this is becoming much more common. (05:41 Audio)
National Science Foundation Earth Sciences Post-Doctoral Fellow Lauren Pincus has been studying the interaction of microplastics and heavy metals in the natural environment. Using Lake Carnegie on Princeton University’s campus as a real-world laboratory, as well as two other aquatic sites in New Jersey. (Video)
William Jason Morgan, a leading scholar of plate tectonics and mantle movements, dies on July 31, 2023. Morgan, Princeton University’s Knox Taylor Professor of Geology, Emeritus, and a professor of geophysics, emeritus, was a pioneer of the theory of plate tectonics, which explains that mountains, earthquakes, volcanoes and more are caused by the movement of rigid plates floating on Earth’s mantle.
Congratulations to the department's softball team, the Coprolites, for winning this year's University summer softball championship.
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So, is extreme heat the new normal? Gabriel Vecchi, professor of geosciences and director of the High Meadows Environmental Institute, spoke with Princeton Alumni Weekly (PAW) about what’s causing the heat, advice for coping with the weather, and the actions people need to take now to make a difference.
The Department of Geosciences and Princeton University congratulates Dr. Bolton Howes on successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis: "From Ooids to Extinction: Developing Physical Paleoenvironmental Proxies for Understanding Earth History."
Congratulations to Ethan Sontarp ’24 who was awarded an Undergraduate Prize from the Mineralogical Society of America (MSA) in recognition of his Junior Independent work with Assistant Professor Jie Deng…
From north to south, temperatures are surging as greenhouse gases trap heat in the atmosphere and combine with effects from El Niño. (Vecchi mention)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Civilians theater company and Princeton University’s High Meadows Institute and Lewis Center for the Arts announce The Next Forever