In February of this year, a team of scientists reported the surprising discovery of a previously unknown third radiation ring — a narrow one that briefly appeared between the inner and outer rings in September 2012 ...


ESS will host its annual Distinguished Alumni Lecture on Thursday, October 17th.

Mapping the Roof of the World

Mike Murphy, B.S. 93’; M.S. 97’; Ph.D. 00’

Open House, 5 p.m.

 Reception ...


Exploring Your Universe (EYU) is a FREE public outreach event that showcases science from departments across UCLA through hundreds of fun, hands-on activities, demonstrations and experiments for all ages.

EYU is a free event open ...


In articles in Nature and Science Daily, a team of researchers, including ESS professor Axel Schmitt, reports on the results of their analysis of a basaltic Martian meteorite. They confirm the presence of ancient, non-convecting mantle ...


To be elected a Fellow is a special tribute for those who have made exceptional scientific contributions.  Nominated fellows must have attained acknowledged eminence in the Earth and space sciences.  Primary criteria for ...


Professor Jonathan Mitchell with joint appointments in UCLA’s Departments of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences (EPSS) and Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS) has been awarded a the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Ronald Greely ...


Professor Dave Paige of UCLA’s Department of Earth and Space Sciences has been awarded a NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal.  This award is NASA’s top scientific honor and is given to individuals ...


Over two dozen scientists from thirteen different institutions and four countries visited UCLA June 26-28, 2013 for a hands-on workshop entitled “Connecting Theory to Experiments in Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics (GAFD). The conference was ...


The department comes together to celebrate this year's graduates.

Saturday, June 15

12:45 p.m.

Young Hall Patio.

For more information, contact Kathleen Micham


Professor Craig Manning was named as a Heimholtz International Fellow, a prestigious award that targets outstanding senior scientists and research managers based outside Germany who have excelled in fields relevant to the Helmholtz Association.  The ...