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GEO students in the field:
The Athol Fault in East-Central Massachusetts.
Atop Sugarloaf Mountain in Maine, just northeast
of Baxter State Park and Mount Katahdin.
Along the Penobscot River in the Chester Shear
Zone, south of Baxter State Park in Maine.
News & Announcements
Dr. Sergey Lobanov will be delivering a lecture entitled "Peeking into the color of the lower mantle: Optical studies of minerals at high P/T" on Thursday, 09/21/17 at 4:00pm in the Hanson Seminar Room (ESS 123).
Geosciences Department Newsletter
Melissa Sims chosen to introduce Secretary of Energy at NSLS-II Dedication
Celebrating Robert Cooper Liebermann
Professor Joel Hurowitz named Deputy PI for Mars 2020 Rover Instrument
PhD Student Yuyan (Sara) Zhao selected for Prestigious Dwornik Award
Professor Timothy Glotch to lead NASA funded research team
Professor Martin Schoonen named Chairman of the Environmental Sciences Department at BNL
Professors John Parise and Artem Oganov pursue Materials Genome Initiative
Professor Deanne Rogers finds evidence for past groundwater on Mars
Professor Robert Liebermann accepts Edward A. Flinn Award
Professor Scott McLennan selected for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Team