Geoscientist and professor Joel Hurowitz and colleagues’ research reveals that the changing climate in Mars’ ancient past would have left the surface warm and humid enough to support liquid water — and possibly life.
The Gentoo penguin colonies of Antarctica are not a place for quiet conversation. "My first season down, I was blown away by how loud they were," Maureen Lynch, a doctoral student who spends her winters studying the Antarctic birds.
SoMAS Professor Edmund Chang investigates storms the way Sherlock Holmes investigates his quarry: he observes their every move, predicts where and how they will next strike, and then perfects his surveillance tools.
On a beautiful fall day, the University launched a new campus tradition, CommUniversity Day, with more than 200 University faculty, staff and students who shared their areas of expertise with the campus and community.
With a focus on understanding surface chemical processes in natural and engineered systems and an emphasis on clean water, Harold Walker’s research areas include predicting the fate and transport of manufactured nanomaterials and other “emerging” contaminants in groundwater, lakes, oceans, and water treatment plants. His work also includes developing novel membrane treatment systems, determining the vulnerability of the public to cyanotoxins in finished drinking water, and understanding the environmental implications of energy extraction and electricity production.