Professor Ed Young has been named a Fellow of the Geochemical Society and of the European Association of Geochemistry. The award is "bestowed upon outstanding scientists who have, over some years, made a major contribution to the field of geochemistry". Ed will be honored at the Goldschmidt meeting in Yokohama this summer. Congratulations, Ed! Professor Young also had a recent publication in the journal Science on the formation of the Moon which you may read here: science.sciencemag.org/content/351/6272/493.full
Congratulations to Ed Young, Issaku Kohl, Paul Warren, and their collaborators on their paper “Oxygen isotopic evidence for vigorous mixing during the Moon-forming giant impact” which appears in tomorrow’s edition of Science. Using their new Panorama high-resolution mass spectrometer, the team has performed ultra-high precision oxygen isotope analyses of lunar samples. The compositions match those of Earth’s mantle rocks to within a few parts-per-million (in the Δ17O parameter), demonstrating that the Earth and Moon formed from the exact same reservoir of well-mixed material. Their data also constrain the composition of the so-called “late veneer” materials added to the Earth after the Moon-forming impact.
A shout-out also goes to the UCLA Panorama instrument, a photo of which appears in an editor’s news item accompanying the article. You can read about it here or you can see it for yourself, literally, by looking through the picture window at the west-end of the first floor of Geology!
The ELFIN group is featured in a video on the front page of The Daily Bruin that can be seen here: dailybruin.com/2016/01/05/students-create-satellite-for-nasa/
EPSS's Bill Schopf and his wife Jane Shen were featured in an article today from the UCLA Newsroom titled 'Faculty couple helps foster sense of community in their department' and can be read here: newsroom.ucla.edu/stories/faculty-couple-helps-foster-sense-of-community-in-their-department
Looking back on UCLA's 15 Stories from 2015, Both the Augmented Reality Sandbox and Ancient Carbon from the EPSS Department make the list: newsroom.ucla.edu/stories/15-ucla-stories-from-2015
On a geology field trip to the Santa Clarita Landslide at the Vasquez Canyon Road the EPSS 1 class was met by the CBS Los Angeles news crew and made it onto the evening news. For more on the landslide progressively buckling the road check out the information from LA County Public Works.