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Professor Lingsen Meng's Insights on Recent Earthquakes and Seismic Risks

EPSS Professor at the forefront of public outreach in the wake of worldwide seismic events.

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EPSS Professor Hao Cao wins DALI grant from NASA

Professor Cao wins grant to develop new technology for extended use on the lunar surface.

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Denise A. Battles Distinguished Alumni Lecture

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Seminar of the Day

Space Physics Seminar
Friday Apr 19 3:30p.m. - 4:30p.m.
Presented By:
Hilke Schlichting, PhD. - Professor of Exoplanets & Planetary Science, Associate Dean for Research, Physical Sciences, Department of Earth, Planetary & Space Sciences, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Hydrodynamic models of atmospheric escape successfully explain a variety of population level features seen in the small, close-in exoplanet population. In my talk I will briefly review the leading atmospheric escape models and their expected observational signatures. I will then show how for a small sub-set of exoplanets atmospheric escape …