Read the latest news about research conducted by investigators in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. Our faculty and students are continually advancing technology, creating solutions and expanding knowledge with new and innovative research.
Seth Bordenstein, Dorothy Foehr Huck and J. Lloyd Huck Endowed Chair in Microbiome Sciences and professor of biology and entomology at Penn State, will offer insights into his research on microbiomes and their impact on the world in his talk, “Why We Look Down (To the Microbes) For Wonder, Impact and Discovery,” on March 31.
As Guido Cervone takes the reins as president of the natural hazards section of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) he brings with him decades of experience in using machine learning, remote sensing and increasing representation to forecast, respond and mitigate dangers from natural hazards.
Earthquakes are notoriously hard to predict, and scientists currently rely on seismic hazard maps to predict the likelihood of an earthquake to strike a particular region.
A team of Penn State researchers developed a deep learning model that provides improved predictions of air quality in wildfire-prone areas and can differentiate between wildfires and non-wildfires.
A new study of the conditions that led to the Larsen B ice shelf collapse may reveal warning signs to watch for future Antarctic ice shelf retreat, according to a Penn State-led team of scientists.
A new technique combining underused satellite and radar data in weather models may improve predictions of thunderstorms, according to a Penn State-led team of scientists.
Warmer and drier climate conditions in western U.S. forests are making it less likely that trees can regenerate after wildfires, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which includes researchers from Penn State.
A new form of heterostructure of layered two-dimensional (2D) materials may enable quantum computing to overcome key barriers to its widespread application, according to an international team of researchers.
Penn State has recognized three faculty members as Atherton Professors, a new distinction created by the University to recognize the continuing high level of scholarly or creative activity Evan Pugh University Professors may pursue after their retirement.
James Kasting, Evan Pugh University Professor Emeritus of Geosciences at Penn State, has been named an Atherton Professor, one of three emeritus professors to receive the new title.