Department News Archive


New York Times profiles fossil findings by EPS faculty and graduate student

New York Times profiles fossil findings by EPS faculty and graduate student
Concurrent with the publication of a new article in Nature Communications, the New York Times has profiled the research of Prof. Emmy Smith and PhD student Lyle Nelson into the animals of the Ediacaran Period. The new paper describes tomographic analyses conducted on fossil specimens of Cloudina and concludes that the organism was a bilaterian […]


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.


EPS wraps up semester with holiday party

EPS wraps up semester with holiday party
On December 6th, EPS faculty, students, staff, family and friends all welcomed the 2019 holiday break with a party in Olin Hall! See you in 2020!


Professor receives Early Career Award from American Astronomical Society

Professor receives Early Career Award from American Astronomical Society
The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences is delighted to announce that Assistant Professor Sarah Hörst has been awarded the 2020 Early Career Award from the Laboratory Astrophysics Division of the American Astronomical Society. The citation highlights Sarah’s groundbreaking work in understanding planetary chemistry. Congratulations, Sarah!


JHU’s Arts & Sciences magazine profiles EPS undergraduate

JHU’s Arts & Sciences magazine profiles EPS undergraduate
Cecilia Howard, a senior undergraduate and joint major in EPS and Molecular & Cellular Biology, has been featured in the Fall 2019 edition of the Krieger School’s Arts & Sciences magazine for her recent field work in the Atlantic Ocean. As a participant in the Sea Education Association’s Marine Biodiversity and Conservation program, Cecilia spent […]


EPS Symposium in Honor of Darrell Strobel

EPS Symposium in Honor of Darrell Strobel
The Morton K. Blaustein Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences is pleased to announce a symposium on the afternoon of October 4, 2019 celebrating the career of Prof. Darrell Strobel. The event will begin with lunch at 12:00 PM in 110 Hodson Hall on the Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus. Guest speakers will include researchers from […]


Congratulations – Miché Aaron

Congratulations – Miché Aaron
Congratulations to graduate student Miché Aaron for being awarded third place in the Student Poster Presentation at AbSciCon 2019. Miche is also featured in the Johns Hopkins newsletter The Hub for her compilation of fellowships, scholarships, internships, grants, and other resources for underrepresented minority students. Congratulations!


Congratulations – Regupathi Angappan

Congratulations – Regupathi Angappan
Congratulations to graduate student Regupathi Angappan for being awarded a NASA FINESST grant (Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology) to conduct numerical magnetohydrodynamic simulations of Mercury’s magnetic field.


The Moon and Mankind: Course Explores the Moon in Art, Culture, Music, and More

The Moon and Mankind: Course Explores the Moon in Art, Culture, Music, and More
Johns Hopkins planetary science postdoc and lunar enthusiast Viranga Perera uses the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing as inspiration for a fall semester class on cultural depictions and interpretations of the moon throughout history.  The article was written by Jacob deNobel for The Hub.


First-generation PhD student profiled in Nature Magazine

As an aspiring first-generation PhD student, Lavontria Miché Aaron found that applying to graduate school was difficult on many levels. Her family had no experience with the procedure and she had limited financial resources. Read more on Nature Magazine.