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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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Faculty Position in Earth History/Sedimentary Geology

The Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences seeks applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty appointment in the general area of Earth history and Earth’s past environments, as informed by the stratigraphic record. Applications for all levels will be considered. The position will remain open until filled but, to ensure review, applications should be filed by December 1, 2016.

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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