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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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Earth from space, courtesy of NASA via Wikimedia Commons.

Understanding the processes behind earth homeostasis

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


    In April 2020, Bill Feldman is turning 80 years and his friends and colleagues would like to honor him with a symposium of talks covering the wide variety of scientific disciplines to which he has made significant contributions. These include: spaceflight instrument development; solar and magnetospheric physics; planetary nuclear spectroscopy; lunar, Mars, Mercury, and asteroid science; and fundamental physics (e.g., neutron lifetime). 

    Invited and contributed talks will include both a review of the contributions made by Bill and/or a discussion of the current state of the fields. All are invited to attend and participate in invigorating and enjoyable scientific discussions. 

    Los Alamos National Laboratory is hosting the symposium, which will take place in Los Alamos, NM at the Cottonwood on the Greens on April 23–24, 2020. A dinner/banquet will be held on the evening of April 23.

    Please indicate your interest either in attending and/or giving a talk by sending a note to Sarah Balkey (slbalkey@lanl.gov), with copies to David Lawrence (David.J.Lawrence@jhuapl.edu) and Katherine Mesick (kmesick@lanl.gov).

    Due to limited space, attendance will be on a first come, first served basis.


  • Chick Keller Fellows - CSES is accepting Chick Keller Postdoc Applications at the December Quarterly!

    2019 Quarterly Meeting Schedule - Distinguished, Director's, and Keller Postdoc Fellow Candidate Review

    Nov 6

    Postdoc Committee Division Rep Deadline

    Nov 13

    Postdoc Program Office Deadline

    Dec 3

    Prescreening Committee Meeting

    Dec 17

    Postdoc Full Committee Meeting

  • April FY20: Next student fellow selection process - Student fellow selections are now closed and will reopen April FY20.
  • 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 (requires WIN login/password). Use the portal to sign up for NSEC - Center for Space and Earth Science Announcements.
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