Center for Space and Earth Science

High quality, cutting-edge science in the areas of astrophysics, heliophysics, planetary, geophysics, biological systems, and Earth systems


  • Professional Staff Assistant
  • Earth and Life Systems Science
  • Adam Atchley
  • Email
  • Early Career Rotational Leader
  • Mohamed Mehana
  • Email
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 six scientific focus areas – Astrophysics, Heliophysics, Geophysics, Planetary Science, Earth Systems, and Bioscience Research. CSES provides a gateway for collaborations with academic institutions in these science areas, provides external visibility, brings new ideas in these areas to LANL, and acts as a catalyst for new project ideas in support of the Laboratory’s mission.


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.