In the Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences, we seek to understand the Earth and the planets. Our students, researchers, and faculty tackle a wide range of problems, from the Sun to the most distant planets, and from the center of the Earth to the tenuous ionized gases of the solar wind. We probe the interior of the Earth using seismic data, laboratory measurements, and computer modeling. We study both the ancient tectonics of the Earth and its ongoing activity. We explore Earth's upper atmosphere using spacecraft to measure magnetic fields and plasmas. Moving outward from Earth, we study other planets, their interiors, surfaces, atmospheres, and particle and field environments.
Date: April 28, 2015
Time: noon - 1 p.m.
Speaker: Chris Snead
Title: TBA Denolle
Date: April 29, 2015
Time: noon - 12:50 p.m.
Speaker: Marine Denolle
Title: The life and times of the Greenland ice sheet during Pleistocene interglacials
Date: April 30, 2015
Time: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Speaker: Alberto Reyes
The moon does not influence the timing of human births or hospital admissions, according to new research by Margot that ...
4/03/2015 - UCLA Meteorite Gallery welcomes Utas irons
The UCLA Meteorite Gallery, California’s largest collection of meteorites, has added two large iron meteorites — and both may be ...
An international team of scientists, led by EPSS Professor Schopf, has discovered the greatest absence of evolution ever reported — a ...