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.
Department News Archive
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.
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) has selected Ben Zaitchik 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, and public audiences, to increase the widespread understanding of and support […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
Dr. Emmy Smith and Dr. Daniel Viete led students on an October field trip to Gambrill State Park, where Dynamic Earth students took the opportunity to learn about Maryland’s regional geology.