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Welcome to the Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences at UCLA. Our mission is to understand and protect our home in the universe through discovery, education, and outreach. To further this mission we strive to foster an inclusive culture of respect, collaboration, and openness to new ideas and methodologies.

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Exploring Your Universe Continues to Excite Local Students

On November 5th, UCLA’s Exploring Your Universe (EYU) event returned to campus. The student-led and …

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Hum of the Sun - EPSS Alum Featured on NASA's Curious Universe Podcast

EPSS alum and research Mike Hartinger was recently featured on NASA's Curious Universe Podcast, providing …

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3 UCLA Faculty Contribute to Fifth National Climate Assessment

Three UCLA professors contributed to the Fifth National Climate Assessment, a report emphasizing the pervasive …

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Seminar of the Day

EPSS Colloquium
Tuesday Dec 5 3:30p.m. - 4:30p.m.
Presented By:
Pete Decelles - University of Arizona

The Central Andean and Himalayan orogenic belts provide an ideal natural experiment to test the potential role of climate in controlling orogeny. Approximately equal in age and along-strike length, both orogenic wedges are forming in plate-marginal convergent tectonic settings: The Andes in a retroarc setting and the Himalaya in a …