Los Alamos National LaboratoryCenter for Space and Earth Science
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Center for Space and Earth Science

High quality, cutting-edge science in the areas of astrophysics, space physics, solid planetary geoscience, and Earth systems

Contact  

  • Professional Staff Assistant
  • Sarah Balkey
  • (505) 667-8777
  • Email

Focus Area Leaders  

Earth from space, courtesy of NASA via Wikimedia Commons.

CSES is the 2016 follow-on Center from the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP), which was founded at Los Alamos in 1981.

The mission of the Center for Space and Earth Science (CSES) is to coordinate research and to foster innovation in five scientific focus areas – Astrophysics, Space Science, Geophysics, Planetary Physics and Earth Systems Research. CSES provides a gateway for collaborations with academic institutions in these science areas, provides external visibility and brings new ideas in these areas to LANL, and acts as a catalyst for new project ideas in support of the Laboratory’s mission. Read our mission statement »

News and announcements

Danielson to Lead Center for Space and Earth Science

Lisa DanielsonLisa Danielson has been selected as director of the Center for Space and Earth Science at Los Alamos.  As one of six strategic centers within the National Security Education Center, CSES is a multi- and interdisciplinary Center for Astrophysics, Near Space Environment, Planetary Science, Geophysics, Earth Systems and Climate, and Bioscience. CSES provides a gateway for collaborations with academic institutions in these science areas, provides external visibility and brings new ideas in these areas to Los Alamos, and acts as a catalyst for new project ideas in support of the Laboratory’s mission.

Danielson brings a diverse technical background in planetary materials, geochemistry, and mineralogy. She has substantial leadership experience in fundamental planetary science research programs, most notably from her previous 15 years at NASA Johnson Space Center, where in addition to technical management, she engaged with universities and other external partners to grow programs. She is currently the NASA Program Manager for Discovery Science and New Missions at Los Alamos.

Special Rapid Response Call for Biogeochemistry at Terrestrial-Aquatic Interface (BTAI) - see R&D Central for more info.

  • Townhall/Q&A - January 19 @ 10 am
  • Proposals Due - January 29

Special Rapid Response Call for Targeted Research in Plasma Physics - see R&D Central for more info.

  • Townhall/Q&A - January 26 @ 1 pm
  • Proposals Due - February 5

Chick Keller PostDoctoral Fellowship
CSES will not be competing. See R&D Central announcement

FY21 CSES Call for Proposals has been updated.
See R&D Central announcement.

Bill Feldman Science Symposium postponed.
Please see website for details: Bill Feldman Symposium

About Program Announcements
Program announcements for CSES Calls for proposals, seminars, workshops and summer schools are made through LANL’s R&D Central portal (requires WIN login/password). Use the portal to sign up for NSEC - Center for Space and Earth Science Announcements.