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We conduct research in diverse regions ranging from the tallest mountain peaks of the Himalayas, the wilderness of Antarctica, to the undiscovered depths of the ocean floor.

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Our graduate and undergraduate students participate directly in the excitement of exploring terra incognita. Taught by a distinguished and dedicated faculty (including several members of the National Academy of Sciences, and winners of the UCSB Distinguished Teaching Award), students discover the unfolding planetary drama of which they are part.

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Every year the department honors one or several of its alumni. We celebrate their accomplishments while providing our current students with exemplary role models.

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UCSB's The Currrent highlighted innovative interdisciplinary research on societal Response to COVID-19 by Han Xiao, Zach Eilon, Chen Ji and Toshiro Tanimoto published in Seismological Research Letters

Doctoral Students Elizabeth Erickson and Han Xiao received summer minigrants to support their proposed research on the human impact of the Coronavirus. Elizabeth records interviews of Graduate Student's experiences of the pandemic. Han uses seismic data to track and map out pandemic-related changes in human activity.

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