News - 2017 - 2017

Faculty Spotlight

Professor Gabriel A. Vecchi

Professor of Geosciences and the Princeton Environmental Institute; Deputy Director of Cooperative Institute for Modeling the Earth System; Director, PEI Climate and Energy Grant Challenge

Research Areas

Climate science; extreme weather events; hurricanes; mechanisms of precipitation variability and change; ocean-atmosphere interaction; detection and attribution.



Professor of Geosciences and the Princeton Environmental Institute


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Friday, Jun 30, 2017
The Department of Geosciences and Princeton University congratulates Dr. Maria Paula Mateo Fernandez Caso on successfully defending her Ph.D. thesis: "Environmental Changes and Timing of Events During the Cretaceous-Paleogene Transition: Assessing Consequences of Deccan Volcanism and the Chicxulub Impact" on Wednesday, July 5, 2017.
Thursday, Jun 29, 2017
American Geophysical Union (AGU) has announced Geosciences new faculty member Gabriel Vecchi as a recipient of an Atmospheric Sciences Ascent Award for 2017. Congratulation to Prof. Vecchi!
Friday, Jun 23, 2017
Ale Hakala ’03 first interest at Princeton was in environmental policy, though she hadn’t given much thought to more technical careers in the environmental field. Her courses, including a freshman seminar in geosciences and a policy-themed class with Greg van der Vink *83, helped to sharpen her focus, and a summer internship with CEE professor...
Friday, Jun 16, 2017
The list of Geosciences' students whom were honored at the Princeton University's 217th Commencement on June 6, 2017. To see highlights of the entire ceremony visit:
Thursday, Jun 8, 2017
Moab Khotsong mine claims to be home to the world’s deepest mine shaft: a 3000–meter descent at some 15 meters per second in a shaking cage, with only the arcs of head lamps piercing the darkness. It can be eerily quiet, and the air carries an acrid scent of burnt rock and ammonia from recent dynamiting. “It’s a smell that’d be associated with...