Earth and Planetary Sciences

Earth and Planetary Sciences is one of the truly cross-disciplinary areas that brings together physics, chemistry, biology, math and geology in order to understand the planet on which we live.  Faculty, research scientists and students tackle issues of vital importance to society, including earthquakes, volcanic hazards, hurricanes, climate change, evolution and the fossil record, atmospheric carbon remediation, and the sustainability of natural resources.

Researchers at the Department of Earth and Sciences also explore fundamental questions such as the origin and evolution of the solar system and planets, the origin and rise of life.

The Yale Center for Research Computing maintains an active partnership with the Department of Earth and Sciences, supporting researchers use of high performance computing.   Kaylea Nelson, a member of the Research Support team in the YCRC helps EPS researchers make best use of the YCRC’s advanced cyberinfrastructure.