Elizabeth Day is a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) at MIT
Lucas "Bram" Willemsen is a geophysics graduate student working in Alison Malcolm's Group associated with the Earth Resources Laboratory in MIT's Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences.
Oliver Jagoutz is an Assistant Professor of Geology concerned with the origin and evolution of the lithosphere.
Germán Prieto is an Assistant Professor of Geophysics in MIT's EAPS. His main interest is in the use of seismic records to understand earthquake sources, the interior of the Earth, and how each affects ground motions.
Christopher Carr is an EAPS research scientist based at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) where he carries out research as part of the Search for Extra Terrestrial Genomes Project (SETG).
Meet Lucas Willemsen, the first recipient of the M. Nafi Toksöz Fellowship
Mike Eddy is a second year geology student working in Sam Bowring's Isotope Geochemistry and Geochronology Lab.
Sixty five million years ago, a 10 km meteorite crashed into what is now Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, creating a 177 km crater and causing mass extinctions across the globe.
Funded by the MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) - Global Seed Funds - Spain, members of the Summons's group carried out a geological fieldtrip in northwestern Tunisia in Spring 2012.
Hilke Schlichting's research interests are wide-ranging, spanning all aspects of planet formation theory, extrasolar planets, and solar system dynamics.
In this interview, recorded as she was entering her senior year, Shaenna Berlin shares her experience as an undergraduate in MIT's Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS).
Ben Thompson has an obvious passion for geology, but as he explains, that's a long way from what he thought he would end up majoring in when he first came to MIT.
Tim Grove's research focus is on the processes that have led to the chemical differentiation of the crust and mantle of the Earth and on the processes of formation and evolution of the interiors of other planets, including the moon, Mars, Mercury and meteorite parent bodies. A professor of ...
Sarvesh Garimella is a graduate student interested in using laboratory studies and models to understand how natural and anthropogenic aerosols affect the formation and persistence of ice and mixed-phase clouds in the atmosphere and ultimately the climate system.Video by Helen Hill, MIT
We take two tanks (of diameter roughly 50 cm) and place one on a rotating table and the other on a desk. We fill them with water to a depth of 20 cm or so, and set the rotating table turning anticlockwise (looking down from the top) at a speed of order 10 rpm ...
The Taylor-Proudman theorem demands that vertical columns of fluid move along contours of constant fluid depth. Suppose a rotating, homogeneous fluid flows over a bump on a bottom boundary.
It is straightforward to obtain a steady, axially-symmetric circulation driven by radial temperature gradients in our laboratory tank, which provides an ideal opportunity to study the thermal wind relation.
We bring the cylindrical tank, filled to a depth of 10 cm or so with water at a uniform temperature, up to solid-body rotation at a speed of 5 rpm, say. We sprinkle a few small crystals of potassium permanganate in to the tank. Note the Taylor columns. Now we reduce ...
Here we study the mechanism by which the wind stress drives ocean circulation. We induce circulation by rotating a disc at the surface of a tank of water which is itself rotating. The laboratory setup is as follows.