ESS will host its annual Distinguished Alumni Lecture on Thursday, October 17th.
Mapping the Roof of the World
Mike Murphy, B.S. 93’; M.S. 97’; Ph.D. 00’
Open House, 5 p.m.
Reception 5:30 p.m., Young Hall Patio
Lecture, 6:30 p.m., CS 76 For more information, please visit the lecture web page.
Exploring Your Universe (EYU) is a FREE public outreach event that showcases science from departments across UCLA through hundreds of fun, hands-on activities, demonstrations and experiments for all ages.
EYU is a free event open to the public held every year in late fall on the UCLA campus. From launching rockets to creating fossils to seeing a UCLA planetarium show, this event has something fun for everyone! In 2012, more than 3000 participants flocked to UCLA’s campus to join the all-day science exhibition – come participate at this year’s event in October!
This event includes participation from the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Earth and Space Sciences, Atmospheric Sciences, the CNSI High School NanoScience Program, and the Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology. It is sponsored by the Department of Physics and Astronomy, UCLA Center for Student Programming, and each of the departments listed above. This event was developed by graduate students, faculty, and staff in each of the these departments.
The event is scheduled for Sunday, November 17. Here's our exciting list of lectures in Geology 3656:
• Jean-Luc Margot
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Life in the Universe
• Ed Rhodes
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Natural Disasters: What's Next?
• Alan Rubin
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Meteorites : From the Asteroids to the Earth
• Jean-Pierre Williams
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Flash! Bang! Cosmic Impacts into Earth
In articles in Nature and Science Daily, a team of researchers, including ESS professor Axel Schmitt, reports on the results of their analysis of a basaltic Martian meteorite. They confirm the presence of ancient, non-convecting mantle beneath young volcanic Mars, place an upper bound on the interplanetary travel time of the ejected Martian crust, and validate a new approach to the geochronology of the inner Solar System.
To be elected a Fellow is a special tribute for those who have made exceptional scientific contributions. Nominated fellows must have attained acknowledged eminence in the Earth and space sciences. Primary criteria for evaluation in scientific eminence are major breakthrough/discovery and paradigm shift. This designation is conferred upon not more than 0.1% of all AGU members in any given year. New Fellows are chosen by a Committee of Fellows.
Professor Jonathan Mitchell with joint appointments in UCLA’s Departments of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences (EPSS) and Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS) has been awarded a the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Ronald Greely Early Career Award in Planetary Science. As the name indicates, this award is given to individuals ” in recognition of significant early career contributions to planetary science.”
Professor Dave Paige of UCLA’s Department of Earth and Space Sciences has been awarded a NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal. This award is NASA’s top scientific honor and is given to individuals “for exceptional scientific contributions (specific, concrete scientific achievements) toward achievement of the NASA mission.” Dave is honored for his “Breakthrough discoveries in the thermal stability of volatiles on the Moon and Mercury”. To learn more about Dave’s work, visit his website here.