On December 17, 2013, the Johns Hopkins University Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences lost a venerable and beloved faculty member, Lawrence “Lawrie” Alexander Hardie, professor emeritus of geochemistry and sedimentology. For nearly 50 years, Lawrie Hardie inspired students and colleagues at Johns Hopkins through his devotion to science, his personal integrity, and his commitment to the welfare of others.
Department News Archive
August 5, 2013
Naomi Levin Wins Young Scientist Award By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
A Johns Hopkins University geologist has won the prestigious Young Scientist Award from the Geological Society of America for the contributions she has made to the understanding of the environments of early humans in Africa. Naomi Levin, an assistant professor, will receive her award at the geological society’s 125th anniversary conference in Denver on October […]
May 30, 2013
Clued In By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
E&PS paleoclimatologists rely on a variety of tools—from isotopes to ocean temperature—to parse the past in order to shed light on Earth’s future. Read the article in Arts & Sciences magazine.
December 3, 2012
Warmer, Fresher, Worrisome By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
E&PS Chair Thomas Haine has been working to monitor and understand how water flows out of the Arctic, especially freshwater. He warns that major changes in the Arctic ice cap could be part of a chain of effects that could alter ocean composition, Atlantic currents, and the rate of global climate change. Read the article in Johns Hopkins magazine.
June 27, 2012
They Were What They Ate: Study Reveals Pre-Human Relatives Ate Only Forest Foods By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
You are what you eat, and that seems to have been as true 2 million years ago, when our pre-human relatives were swinging through the trees and racing across the savannas of South Africa, as it is today.
June 8, 2012
Darrell Strobel Receives the 2012 Gerard P. Kuiper Prize By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Congratulations to Darrell Strobel on his award from The Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society for outstanding contribution to planetary science.
April 2, 2012
E&PS Professor Discovers Remains of Ancient Human Ancestor By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
It seems that “Lucy” was not the only hominin on the block in northern Africa about 3 million years ago. A team of researchers that included Prof. Naomi Levin has announced the discovery of a partial foot skeleton with characteristics (such as an opposable big toe bone) that don’t match those of Lucy, the human ancestor (or hominin) known to inhabit that region and considered by many to be the ancestor of all modern humans. Read the article in the JHU Gazette.