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How The Dinosaurs Actually Died
April 23, 2024
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Written by Kurzgesagt Design Studios

An educational video from the very popular educational science series, Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell. Prof. Blair Scheone was one of the science advisors on the animation, since it’s partly based on…

Why Princeton has a geophysicist in its dugout
April 16, 2024
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Written by Michael Clair, mlb.com

Look inside the Princeton Tigers' dugout and you'll spot something you likely won't find anywhere else: There, perched over the railing and watching the action, may be college baseball's only coverall-wearing geophysicist, Prof. Adam Maloof.

Princeton seismologist Allan Rubin reflects on earthquake that rocked New Jersey
April 15, 2024
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Written by News 12 NJ Staff

Princeton University professor of geosciences Allan Rubin spoke to News 12’s Roxanne Evans about the cause of the earthquake and the possibility of another occurring in New Jersey.

Professor Allan Rubin on the April 5 New Jersey Earthquakes
April 5, 2024
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Written by Allan M. Rubin, Professor of Geosciences

The magnitude 4.8 earthquake that occurred this morning was one of only a handful this large to have struck New Jersey in the last 300 years. Probably the largest of these occurred in 1783, with a magnitude estimated to be 5.3 (this was before seismometers were available). An aftershock was felt close to 6 o'clock.

Laure Resplandy promoted to Associate Professor
April 5, 2024
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Written by The Department of Geosciences and the High Meadows Environmental Institute

Congratulations to Professor Laure Resplandy who has been promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Geosciences and the High Meadows Environmental Institute, effective July 1, 2024.

Rapidly-Intensifying tropical cyclones likely to increase flood hazard in the North Atlantic as climate warms
March 15, 2024
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Written by Cara Clase, Ph.D., Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment

Based on the findings of a new study conducted by Prof. Michael Oppenheimer, and other Princeton researchers, rapidly-intensifying (RI) events are already more hazardous than normal tropical cyclones (TCs) and future climate warming causes large increases in the likelihood of RI close to land.

Princeton’s S.C.R.A.P. Lab Turns Food Waste into Compost
March 1, 2024
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Written by Jared Flesher, Office of Sustainability

In the fall of 2023, Prof. Xinning Zhang, Geosciences research specialist Shannon Haynes, and Geosciences lab manager Danielle Schmitt worked with the S.C.R.A.P (Sustainable Composting Research at Princeton) lab in providing a freshmen seminar “FRS 115: Decomposing: The Science of Composting.” Students investigated the effect of adding compostable serviceware on the compost maturity. This recent PAW article explains more about this collaboration between S.C.R.A.P. and the department.

‘A special place at a special time’: Inside Princeton baseball’s analytics revolution
Feb. 14, 2024
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Written by Joseph Uglialoro, The Daily Princetonian

“First, baseball analytics can show us what’s happening,” Haumacher told The Daily Princetonian during a sit down interview.... After arriving at Princeton, one of Haumacher’s first contacts was Adam Maloof. Maloof and Haumacher hit the ground running, placing advertisements around campus in search of student leaders who were interested in data analysis and willing to help the Princeton baseball team.

Congratulations to Dr. Kewei Zhao for successfully defending his Ph.D. Thesis
Jan. 2, 2024
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Written by The Department of Geosciences

The Department of Geosciences and Princeton University congratulates Dr. Kewei Zhao on successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis: “Calcium Dynamics in Marine Environment: Calcium Speciation in Seawater and Transformation of Amorphous Calcium Carbonate" on Wednesday, December 20, 2023.


 

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Congratulations to Dr. Jianshu Duan for successfully defending his Ph.D. Thesis
Jan. 2, 2024
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Written by The Department of Geosciences

The Department of Geosciences and Princeton University congratulates Dr. Jianshu Duan on successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis: “Abiotic Transformation of Terrestrial Natural Organic Matter Probed by Multimodal Spectroscopy" on Tuesday, December 19, 2023.

John Higgins: Hunting for ancient air
Dec. 21, 2023
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Written by Liz Fuller-Wright and Denise Valenti, Office of Communications

At the northern and southern tips of our planet are tiny bubbles of air trapped for millions of years within polar ice. These microscopic time capsules hold a record of Earth’s atmosphere — and thus its climate history. (Higgins, Shackleton, Bender mention)

Paleoclimate Scientist Udara Amarathunga on an International Ocean Discovery Program to the Gibraltar Strait
Dec. 21, 2023
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Written by The Department of Geosciences

On December 12, 2023, the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Expedition 401 departed from Amsterdam to begin a two-month scientific journey to the Gibraltar Strait. Its mission is to uncover these climate secrets buried beneath hundreds of meters of water and rock. Onboard will be Harry Hess postdoctoral research fellow and paleoclimate scientist Udara Amarathunga.

"The Fall 2023 Smilodon" is now published
Dec. 20, 2023
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Written by The Department of Geosciences

This year’s The Smilodon: The Newsletter of the Department of Geosciences now available online. Featured article: In Memoriam: W. Jason Morgan - October 10, 1935 - July 31, 2023

Iceland volcano: The seismic sounds as a sudden eruption tore open the Earth
Dec. 19, 2023
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Written by Richard Gray, BBC

Listen to the cacophony of seismic activity that ripped a 4km-long fissure in the Reykjanes peninsula has been turned into audible clips; features Suzan van der Lee, a professor at Northwestern and GEO alumna, who received her Ph.D. at Princeton in 1996.