Department News Archive


Ben Zaitchik selected as 2019 Voices for Science Program

On behalf of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and in recognition of Ben Zaitchik’s outstanding work, AGU has selected him for its Voices for Science program. This program is available to scientists with strong communication skills and an interest in sharing the value and impact of Earth and space science with key decision makers, journalists, […]


Students awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Student Fellowships

Two students affiliated with the Morton K. Blaustein Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences recently were awarded the highly competitive National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Lyle Nelson, a graduate student with Prof. Emmy Smith, is a geologist working on understanding the transition between the early complex life forms of the Ediacaran period and those […]


Two members of the Department awarded prestigious 51 Pegasi B Fellowship

Two members of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences are among the eight young scientists awarded the 51 Pegasi B Fellowship in Planetary Astronomy by the Heising-Simons Foundation. Xinting Yu, a member of Prof. Sarah Hörst’s research group who recently defended her dissertation on the properties of exotic materials on Titan, will take the […]


Glenadore and Howard L. Pim Postdoctoral Fellowship in Global Change

The Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for the Glenadore and Howard L. Pim Postdoctoral Fellowship in Global Change. We seek an outstanding individual with a recent Ph.D. who is pursuing interdisciplinary research in Global Change. Candidates whose research spans the natural sciences, social sciences, health sciences and/or public […]


Dean’s Teaching Fellowship Awarded to two EP&S researchers

Assistant Research Scientist Chao He and Postdoctoral Fellow Viranga Perera have been awarded the Dean’s Postdoctoral Science Teaching Fellowship for the Fall of 2019. Candidates for the Fellowship propose an undergraduate course, for which they then teach two sections. Dr. He’s course “Astrobiology: The chemical evolution of life on earth and beyond” will ask students […]


JHU Scientists Find New Science Instrument on Mars Curiosity Rover

The Curiosity Rover may have been ambling around the Gale Crater on Mars for nearly seven years but a group at Johns Hopkins University has just found a way to use it for something new: making the first surface gravity measurements on a planet other than Earth.


Video: EPS Faculty Research

Listen to EPS faculty as they provide a snapshot of the research happening in the department. This research is changing the way scientists view many of our systems, from planetary systems to ecosystems.


Postdoctoral Research Position in Computational Ocean Dynamics

The Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate or assistant research scientist. The successful candidate will join a team designing, computing, disseminating, and analyzing cutting edge global ocean circulation model solutions. The research team aims to advance knowledge of the role of small-scale processes on the […]


Opening reception for “Lateral Distance” by HEMI-MICA Extreme Arts Program Intern Amy Wetsch

On Saturday, November 3, 2018, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, the Bromo-Seltzer Arts Tower will host an opening reception for an exhibition of works by Amy Wetsch, an MFA candidate at MICA's Mount Royal School of Art. "Lateral Distance" is a collection of works centered around Saturn's moon Titan, inspired by Wetsch's 2018 HEMI/MICA Extreme Arts Program Internship with EPS Professor Sarah Hörst.