Studying a horst's edge, Furlo, Italy, on spring undergraduate field trip, 2014
Prof. Dymek at Devil's Postpile National Monument
Backscattered electron image of sector and oscillatory zoning in pyroxene
Field trip to the Kentland impact structure in Newton Co. Indiana
Viewing Yosemite valley

Earth and Planetary Sciences

Whether you're interested in studying the world beneath your feet, or worlds farther away, the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences provides the tools for understanding the processes that shape our planet and other solar system bodies. Understanding the Earth system is also the key to addressing many environmental challenges, including climate change, water quality, and sources of energy. More...

Upcoming Events

Feb
22
Seismic probes of Earth's core: low and high frequency investigations
Rudolph Hall, Room 203 @ 4:15 pm
Mar
08
Rudolph Hall, Room 203 @ 4:15 pm
Mar
29
@ 4:00 pm
Apr
05
Mineralogical Society of America Distinguished Lecturer
Rudolph Hall, Room 203 @ 4:15 pm
Apr
12
Rudolph Hall, Room 203 @ 4:15 pm

Photo of the Week

February 14, 2018: Aerial view of the Washington University campus in 1927 near the future location of Rudolph Hall
Image credit: University Photographic Services Collection, University Archives, Washington University Libraries.
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