Department News Archive


Dr. Sarah Horst receives Johns Hopkins Catalyst Award

Dr. Sarah Horst receives Johns Hopkins Catalyst Award
Congratulations to our very own Dr. Sarah Horst for being selected to receive Johns Hopkins Catalyst Award. In July 2017, thirty-four early career faculty members were selected to receive Johns Hopkins Catalyst Awards, an honor that is accompanied by a $75,000 grant, mentoring opportunities, and institutional recognition. Recipients include faculty composing new musical work inspired […]


Researchers cook up distant bodies’ atmospheres ‘in a bottle’ at Hopkins lab

Researchers cook up distant bodies’ atmospheres ‘in a bottle’ at Hopkins lab
Assistant Professor Sarah Hörst’s research was featured in The Baltimore Sun. She and her team of graduate student researchers are helping other planetary scientists prepare for future discoveries by showing them what conditions they might encounter in the atmospheres of distant bodies.


Can Big Data Solve Big Climate Problems?

Can Big Data Solve Big Climate Problems?
Research ideas can come from the unlikeliest of places. Just ask Anna Scott, a graduate student in the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences.


New Assistant Professors

It’s a great pleasure to formally announce that we have several new assistant professors arriving this summer. They are Drs. Emmy Smith, Meghan Avolio, Maya Gomes, and June Wicks.


Congratulations Anand Gnanadesikan

Congratulations Anand Gnanadesikan
Dr. Anand Gnanadesikan has been promoted to full professor with tenure in Earth & Planetary Sciences! Anand is a leading authority on Earth system dynamics and modeling. His overarching research goal is to understand how the many components of the Earth system interact to produce the variability we observe in modern climate.


Congratulations Sara Rivero

On Thursday, December 11, 2015  Sara Rivero presented her thesis entitled “Anthropogenic Change vs Natural Variability: Lessons Learned from the Continuous Plankton Recorder.” She will  receive her degree on May 18, 2016. Congratulations!


Congratulations Fisseha Berhane

On Thursday, February 9th Fisseha Berhane presented his thesis entitled “Intraseasonal Precipitation Variability Over Tropical Africa.” He will  receive his degree on May 18, 2016. Congratulations!


Teaching Professor in Environmental Sciences and Sustainability

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a teaching professor position in Environmental Sciences and Sustainability. The position will be filled at the Senior Lecturer, Associate Teaching Professor, or Teaching Professor level, as appropriate, starting as early as summer of 2016. Associate Teaching Professors and Teaching Professors are […]


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.