Department News Archive

Blaustein Postdoctoral Scholar in Planetary Sciences

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. Candidates with research interests in the areas of planetary geology and geophysics, with a focus on terrestrial planets, […]

Research Position in 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 that is investigating sea-surface temperature and salinity dynamics using satellite data and coupled models. The research aims to diagnose, quantify, and understand the mechanisms controlling the propagation […]

Dr. Naomi Levin Promoted to Associate Professor

Dr. Naomi Levin has been promoted to associate professor with tenure in Earth and Planetary Sciences. Naomi has built a vibrant research group and an outstanding analytical laboratory at Hopkins. Her field programs in Africa provide samples that she has analyzed in her lab to make key advances. As part of an interdisciplinary team, she has shed […]

Camp Singewald Update

The repairs to Camp Singewald from the storm last winter have been made. There are still a few tweaks to be made but we are hoping to reopen by the end of September. For those who have been to the Camp we made a Facebook page to share memories and post pictures! Please visit our […]

Ben Zaitchik Featured on “People Behind the Science” Podcast

Ben Zaitchik Featured on “People Behind the Science” Podcast
Ben Zaitchik was interviewed as a featured scientist for the popular podcast “People Behind the Science,” a show designed to inspire current and future scientists, share the different paths to a successful career in science, educate the general population on what scientists do, and show the human side of science. Click to listen to the interview.

2015 OES Summer Course

2015 OES Summer Course
The third annual Open Earth Systems summer short course in the Earth Sciences was held in Olin Hall over 10 days in early July. Participants were elementary, middle, and high school teachers and administrators from Baltimore City and County. Each earned three Professional Development credits during 40 hours of instruction and lab activities led by Linda Hinnov, Peter […]

Peter Olson Awarded Inge Lehmann Medal of the American Geophysical Union

Peter Olson Awarded Inge Lehmann Medal of the American Geophysical Union
Professor Peter Olson has been awarded the 2015 Inge Lehmann Medal of the American Geophysical Union. This prestigious award is given annually to one honoree in recognition for “outstanding contributions to the understanding of the structure, composition, and dynamics of the Earth’s mantle and core.” The Lehmann Medal is named in honor of Inge Lehmann, […]

Congratulations, Dr. Ben Passey

Dr. Ben Passey has been promoted to associate professor with tenure in Earth & Planetary Sciences. Ben skillfully teaches at all levels in our E&PS programs and runs a thriving research group. In particular, since arriving at Hopkins, he has made technical breakthroughs in stable-isotope geochemistry that have obstructed the field for decades. [...]

Cindy Parker and Ben Zaitchik Receive Johns Hopkins Discovery Award

Cindy Parker and Ben Zaitchik recently received a Johns Hopkins Discovery Award. Their project is on “Modeling the Effects of Climate Change on the Global Food System” and includes collaborators from four Hopkins divisions (BSPH, KSAS, WSE, and SAIS).

Graduate Hannah Susorney Wins Dwornik Award

Congratulations to E&PS grad Hannah Susorney on her Dwornik Award for Best Graduate Poster. Hannah won the award for her poster presentation at the 2015 Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, entitled "The Surface Roughness of Mercury: Investigating the Effects of Impact Cratering, Volcanism, and Tectonics."