Bendta Schroeder | School of Science This spring, the MIT School of Science welcomes three new professors including geophysicist Brent Minchew to the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences.
Angela Ellis | EAPS Development OfficeThis academic year, thanks entirely to the generosity of past and present alumni and friends, we are proud to be supporting 18 graduate students on EAPS fellowships.
Helen Hill | EAPS NewsThis year, the Lorenz Center invited Susan Solomon to give the 7th annual John Carlson Lecture at the New England Aquarium on October 26th, 2017. Professor Solomon talked about past environmental challenges that were successfully overcome and how climate change, as perhaps “the mother” of all environmental challenges, compares.
Lauren HinkelBefore the start of the semester, fourteen incoming first year students joined researchers and students from MIT’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) for a five-day exploration of extreme weather and climate.
Helen Hill for EAPS News and the University of BristolExpert analysis of fossil organic molecules by researchers in the Summons Lab provides palaeontologists with important new insight into how animal soft tissues fossilize and the importance of fats, or lipids, in that process.
University of BristolNew study in Nature Communications finds little growth in India's methane emissions. EAPS Professor Ronald Prinn, a co-author of the study, stresses the need for countries to accurately and transparently quantify their greenhouse gas emissions.
David L. Chandler | MIT News Office Climate scientist describes physics behind expected increase in storm strength due to climate change.
Who's Who? Who's New? in EAPS
Helen Hill | EAPS NewsA warm welcome to visiting scientist Wenlian Xiao, new Summons Lab Assistant Alexandra Bryan, and Babbin Group postdoc Einat Segev. Plus, congratulations to Xiaolei Liu of the Summons Group on his recent promotion from Postdoc to Research Scientist.
Environmentalist and Explorer
Kate Telma | MIT News correspondentSenior Elizabeth Rider uses atmospheric chemistry research on aerosols with Prof. Dan Cziczo and Noelle Selin to create international connections.
ES&T’s Best Papers of 2016
Lauren HinkelSelin’s “Costs of IQ Loss from Leaded Aviation Gasoline Emissions” takes Top Paper in Environmental Policy for 2016.
How Climate Change Covered China in Smog
Lauren HinkelAir quality in Beijing has a lot to do with snowstorms in Siberia. Associate Professor Noelle Selin comments on how local weather can influence global air pollution in The Atlantic.
Helen Hill | EAPS NewsThe Executive Committee of the Corporation has approved the promotion of Michael Follows to Full Professor and David McGee to Associate Professor (effective July 2017.)