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Exploring Your Universe 2016

This year's Exploring Your Universe event will take place on the UCLA campus on Sunday November 6, 2016, from noon to 5 pm

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2016 Newsletter available online

The Fall 2016 edition of the EPSS newsletter is available online. It includes many stories that describe our activities over the past few months. Happy reading!

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All gifts to Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences, no matter their size, help the Department maintain and strengthen its international reputation for excellence, as well as its impact in the community.

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Upcoming Events

EPSS 287B - Tectonics & Seismology Seminar

Title: TBD
Date: Jan. 25, 2017
Time: noon - 12:50 p.m.
Speaker: An Yin

EPSS M288B - Space Physics Seminar

Title: SEPs
Date: Jan. 27, 2017
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Speaker: Christina Cohen

EPSS 287B - Tectonics & Seismology Seminar

Title: TBD
Date: Feb. 1, 2017
Time: noon - 12:50 p.m.
Speaker: Daniel Ibarra

EPSS IPLEX17W - iPlex Lunch

Title: Characterizing Middle And Outer Solar System Minor Bodies As Probes For Solar System Evolution
Date: Feb. 3, 2017
Time: noon - 1 p.m.
Speaker: Ian Wong

EPSS M288B - Space Physics Seminar

Title: Magnetic holes or EMIC waves
Date: Feb. 3, 2017
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Speaker: Xiaojia Zhang

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Greetings from the Chair


The Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences at UCLA is on a mission to understand and protect our home in the Universe. We seek to understand how planets like ours form and evolve, how life on our planet developed, and whether life exists elsewhere. We study the physical and chemical conditions that prevailed 4.6 billion years ago when the planets formed, the processes that shape planetary bodies, and interactions with the space environment. Using data from the lab, field, spacecraft, and telescopes, we study a wide range of important questions about the Earth, the Solar System, and beyond. We also characterize natural hazards so that we can better protect humanity from earthquakes, tsunamis, space weather, and asteroid impacts. I invite you to explore our web site to find out about the impressive research conducted by our students, researchers, and faculty.

--Jean-Luc Margot