Department News


EPS students and faculty release statement and action plan opposing anti-Black racism

We, the members of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, vehemently oppose our society’s systemic oppression of and violence against Black people. From the roots of slavery to the mass incarceration and police brutality that continue to this day, the history of the United States is steeped in the suppression of Black lives and […]

Department research on Baltimore Mafic Complex makes the news

National Geographic, the Baltimore Sun, and the Washington Post have reported on new findings by EPS department members that were recently published in the journal Geosphere. Their work focuses on rocks of the Baltimore Mafic Complex and concludes that these bodies are suprasubduction zone ophiolites derived from ancient upper mantle material, including a preserved section […]

Prof. Ben Zaitchik receives full professorship

The Morton K. Blaustein Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences is delighted to announce that Ben Zaitchik’s promotion to full professor was approved by the Board of Trustees on Feb. 1, 2021. Prof. Zaitchik’s group studies both the physics of climate and the intersection of climatic processes with human society. In the past few years, this […]

Assistant Professor Emmy Smith wins Sloan Fellowship

Assistant Professor Emmy Smith wins Sloan Fellowship
Emmy Smith was recently awarded a 2021 Sloan Research Fellowship for her work in Earth Systems Science. The fellowship was awarded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to 128 early-career scholars in multiple fields, who represent the most promising scientific researchers working today.