Welcome to the Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences at UCLA. Our mission is to understand and protect our home in the universe through discovery, education, and outreach. To further this mission we strive to foster an inclusive culture of respect, collaboration, and openness to new ideas and methodologies.

News and Announcements


EPSS Research Redefines The Carbon Cycle and Solid Earth Connection

Graduate student Matthew Bogumil, Prof. Lithgow-Bertelloni, and a Penn State collaborator have shown that bathymetry …

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UCLA, Caltech, and UNAM Collaborate on Seismic Research in Mexico

Forty broadband seismic stations from the UCLA-Caltech portable network have been donated to Universidad Nacional …

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Seminar of the Day

EPSS Colloquium
Tuesday May 28 3:30p.m. - 4:30p.m.
Presented By:
Ah-Hyung “Alissa” Park - Samueli School of Engineering UCLA

With the increase in the global population and the growth of the world economy and industrial sector, global energy consumption has also been increasing. Considering that fossil fuels will still be one of the major energy sources for the foreseeable future, measures need to be taken to control the atmospheric …