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 […]

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

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. Winners receive $75,000, which may be spent over a two-year term on […]

The Blaustein Postdoctoral Fellowship is open for applications

The Johns Hopkins University invites applications for the Morton K. Blaustein Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. We seek outstanding individuals with a recent Ph.D. in any area of Earth and Planetary Sciences or Environmental Sciences with strong links to departmental research interests. In recent years the EPS Department has made […]