The UCLA Meteorite Gallery, California’s largest collection of meteorites, has added two large iron meteorites — and both may be touched by the public. Admission to the gallery is free. One of the new meteorites ...


An international team of scientists, led by EPSS Professor Schopf, has discovered the greatest absence of evolution ever reported — a type of deep-sea microorganism that appears not to have evolved over more than 2 billion ...


Sarah Stamps has just published a paper in Geophysical Research Letters which discusses present-day continental extension along the East African Rift System (EARS). It has often been attributed to diverging sublithospheric mantle flow associated with ...


Aradhna Tripati was presented the annual E.O. Wilson Award for Outstanding Science in Biodiversity Conservation Dec. 17 by the Center for Biological Diversity for her “groundbreaking research on carbon dioxide’s role in climate ...


According to UCLA professor Aradhna Tripati, the lead author on that paper, "The last time carbon dioxide levels were apparently as high as they are today ...global temperatures were 5 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit higher ...


EPSS Professor Yin and his colleagues analysed modern and historical records of earthquakes in northern China. Mapping their locations revealed a 160-kilometre-long fault segment running through Tianjin, roughly 100 kilometers southeast of Beijing. This area ...


Congratulations to Patrick Boehnke

Posted on Nov. 4, 2014

Graduate student Patrick Boehnke has just received the Eugene M. Shoemaker Impact Cratering Award. The prize is awarded to undergraduate or graduate students in the disciplines of geology, geophysics, geochemistry, astronomy, or biology for the ...


Despite extensive studies on the occurrence and stability of carbonate-rich melts, physical properties (such as density, viscosity, and mobility) of carbonate melts have not been well understood. In a paper published in Nature Communications [1 ...


The SpinLab is featured on a popular fluid dynamics website. SPINLab scientists used a tank, a record player, and dye to create an exciting video that illustrates the formation of Taylor columns. These striking columns ...


Adjunct Position in Geology

Posted on Sept. 2, 2014

The UCLA Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences is recruiting an assistant adjunct professor to each geologic mapping. Please send CV and cover letter to kmicham@epss.ucla.edu. Deadline, September 16, 2014.