Faculty News

Tenure-Track Professor in Climate Science

October 14, 2016


The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS) and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) plan to make a series of hires in the area of climate, beginning with two positions at the assistant, associate (untenured) or full professor (tenured) level with an expected start date of July 1, 2017. We invite applications in the broad area of climate science, including the oceans, cryosphere, land, and atmosphere, as well as their interactions. Approaches involving observations, theory, experiments, and modeling using biology, chemistry, or… Read more about Tenure-Track Professor in Climate Science

Jim Anderson Awarded the Benton Medal

Jim Anderson Awarded the Benton Medal

June 27, 2016

Please join us in extending congratulations to our friend and colleague Jim Anderson, who was awarded the Benton Medal for Distinguished Public Service by the University of Chicago.  This honor is intended to honor people "who have rendered distinguished public service in the field of education" making Jim a particularly worthy recipient! The UChicago News describes this wonderful honor in this article:


Prof. Ann Pearson

Ann Pearson named Harvard College Professor

May 11, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Ann Pearson has been named a Harvard College Professor, a five-year professorship that recognizes and highlights exceptional undergraduate teaching at Harvard, in addition to research activities.  Please join us in congratulating Ann on this significant honor.  Read the full story in the Harvard Gazette.

In Memoriam: Adam Dziewonski 11/15/36 - 3/1/16

In Memoriam: Adam Dziewonski 11/15/36 - 3/1/16

March 4, 2016

It is with great sadness that we note the passing of our distinguished colleague, Adam Dziewonski.  Since joining Harvard in 1972, Adam continuously performed field-defining research in seismology and geophysics more broadly.  Adam remained highly productive and engaged in his research until his recent illness.  Please follow this link for more information about this remarkable man and his contributions to the Earth sciences community. We are greatly diminished by his passing and will miss him greatly. Shown here at the Dziewonski… Read more about In Memoriam: Adam Dziewonski 11/15/36 - 3/1/16

Jim Anderson Awarded the 2016 Polanyi Medal

October 27, 2015

The British Royal Society of Chemistry has awarded the 2016 Polanyi Medal to Professor Jim Anderson. The Polanyi Medal is awarded every two years for outstanding contributions to the field of Chemical Kinetics.   

Quoting  from the RSC website, "The Polanyi medal is named after Professor Michael Polanyi, 1891-1976, whose research helped to define the modern subject of gas kinetics and reaction dynamics. A native of Hungary, Polanyi received his PhD from Budapest University in 1917, on the… Read more about Jim Anderson Awarded the 2016 Polanyi Medal

Ups and Downs of Sea Level

Ups and Downs of Sea Level

September 24, 2015

Please follow this link to an interesting Harvard Gazette article featuring research on sea levels by Jerry Mitrovica that was presented in a recent public lecture titled “Ancient Eclipses, Roman Fish Tanks, and the Enigma of Global Sea Level Rise” sponsored by the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture (HMSC).