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Earth and planetary sciences

Faculty honors
Field geologist Emmy Smith awarded Sloan Research Fellowship
Published Feb 22, 2021
The fellowship recognizes her for her scientific research, which takes place at ancient geological sites around the world
Research that's in the weeds
Published Winter 2020
Postdoc Ava Hoffman is bringing new life to the Homewood greenhouse as she researches how plants adapt to urban environments / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Faculty awards
Sarah Hörst receives prestigious award from American Geophysical Union
Published Nov 17, 2020
The James B. Macelwane Medal recognizes early career scientists in the field of geological and planetary sciences
Climate+Coronavirus
Can weather affect spread of coronavirus? JHU climate scientist says too soon to tell
Published Sept 18, 2020
Ben Zaitchik is leading an international task force developing best standards for researching how climate, environmental, and meteorological factors affect disease transmission
Earth science
Big data approach can help map what's beneath the Earth's surface
Published June 12, 2020
Like the explorers who drew the first incomplete maps of America, scientists are using big data approaches to chart the Earth's interior
Study examines role of sulfur in planetary atmospheres
Published April 7, 2020
Simulations reveal that sulfur can significantly affect observations of far-flung planets beyond the solar system
Earth and planetary sciences
More pavement, more problems
Published March 5, 2020
Study finds that for every percentage point increase in pavement and impervious surfaces, annual floods increase by 3.3%
Intersession 2020
Digging into Earth's history
Published Jan 28, 2020
In geology fieldwork Intersession class, students hike the mountains of the Mojave Desert to record and categorize rock formations to better understand millions of years of planetary history
Arts+Culture
The moon and mankind
Published July 17, 2019
Fall semester course taught by Hopkins postdoc will explore the impact of the moon on art, culture, music, and more
Curiosity Rover
Scientists teach an old rover new tricks
Published Jan 31, 2019
Scientists use the rover to collect the first surface gravity measurements on a planet other than Earth