A 9,000-year-old painting of an exploding volcano, the oldest ever found, can now be linked to a real-life eruption in Turkey. The towering Hasan Dag volcano erupted 8,970 years ago, plus or minus 640 years, according to Axel Schmitt's analysis of the zircons at the location.
The Department of Earth and Space Sciences seeks applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty appointment in geobiology or paleobiology. Applications for all levels will be considered, but preference will be given for appointment at the assistant professor level. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the study of the interrelated evolution of Earth and life; the links between phylogeny and the fossil record; life in extreme environments; controls on biotic activity, diversity, and evolution; biogenic mineralization; astrobiology; and biogeochemical cycling through time.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in geobiology, paleobiology, or a related field. Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, statement of research and teaching interests, and names and contact information of three referees on UCLA Academic Recruit. Questions regarding this position can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will commence November 15, 2013.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and has a commitment to enhance diversity in the geosciences at UCLA. Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. For more information about UCLA's policies on hiring and academic diversity see here.
New research published today increases our understanding of Earth's space environment and how space weather develops.
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 5:30 p.m., Young Hall Patio
Lecture, 6:30 p.m., CS 76 For more information, please visit the lecture web page.
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 to the public held every year in late fall on the UCLA campus. From launching rockets to creating fossils to seeing a UCLA planetarium show, this event has something fun for everyone! In 2012, more than 3000 participants flocked to UCLA’s campus to join the all-day science exhibition – come participate at this year’s event in October!
This event includes participation from the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Earth and Space Sciences, Atmospheric Sciences, the CNSI High School NanoScience Program, and the Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology. It is sponsored by the Department of Physics and Astronomy, UCLA Center for Student Programming, and each of the departments listed above. This event was developed by graduate students, faculty, and staff in each of the these departments.
The event is scheduled for Sunday, November 17. Here's our exciting list of lectures in Geology 3656:
• Jean-Luc Margot
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Life in the Universe
• Ed Rhodes
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Natural Disasters: What's Next?
• Alan Rubin
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Meteorites : From the Asteroids to the Earth
• Jean-Pierre Williams
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Flash! Bang! Cosmic Impacts into Earth
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 beneath young volcanic Mars, place an upper bound on the interplanetary travel time of the ejected Martian crust, and validate a new approach to the geochronology of the inner Solar System.