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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


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  • Sarah Balkey
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In collaboration with universities, the Center for Space and Earth Science (CSES) focuses on fundamentally understanding physical processes, which are critical to maintaining habitat earth homeostasis. Our goal is to learn how habitat earth comes out of its homeostatic equilibrium and homeostatic imbalance.

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News, announcements

  • Chick Keller Fellows - CSES is now accepting new Chick Keller Fellow applications for the upcoming August Postdoc Committee Quarterly Review.
  • September 27, 2019: Rapid Respons Program for PD and R&D - Round 1 selection date
  • September 13, 2019: Rapid Response Program for PD and R&D - Round 1 submission deadline
  • April FY20: Next student fellow selection process - Student fellow selections are now closed and will reopen April FY20.
  • April 26, 2019: Student Fellow Program 2019 Selections
  • April 5, 2019: Student Fellow Program Submission Deadline
  • Call for Proposals (FY20 Starts)
  • Program Announcements - Program announcements for CSES Calls for proposals, seminars, workshops and summer schools are made through LANL’s R&D Central portal (WIN login/password). Please use the portal to sign up for NSEC - Center for Space and Earth Science Announcements.
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