Building 54

The Cecil and Ida Green Building, also known as the Green Building, has been the home for geoscience at MIT since its dedication on October 2, 1964. The Green Building was designed by noted architect I. M. Pei, at 21 stories or 90 m tall, the Green Building remains the tallest building in Cambridge. Building 54 houses the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, the Earth Resources Laboratory, the Center for Global Change Science, the Lorenz Center and the MIT-WHOI Joint Program.

Photo Credit: Helen Hill

21 AMES ST, Cambridge, MA 02139

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MIT Campus


Upcoming Events

 "Using Simple Physical Models to Understand the Earth: From Sea Level Rise to Debris Flows"

Speaker: Victor Tsai, Professor of Geophysics, Seismological Laboratory, California Institute of Technology Despite the complexity of the Earth, simple...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm
SLS Seminar: Jess Adkins (Caltech)

"Rethinking carbon cycle feedbacks and the Urey weathering equation in the coupled carbon and sulfur system" The coupling of the carbon and sulfur cycles...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
"The Mechanism of CaCO3 Dissolution in Seawater and a Possible Way Forward on CO2 Sequestration"

Speaker: Jess Adkins, Smits Family Professor of Geochemistry and Global Environmental Science, Caltech The dissolution of CaCO3 in the ocean water column...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm
 Graduate Lecture Series: Matěj Peč (EAPS)

Reactive Melt Migration in Partially Molten Rocks The formation of oceanic plates requires extraction of large volumes of melt from the mantle. Several...

Friday, April 27, 2018 at 4:30pm to 5:30pm
PAOC Colloquium

About this Series The PAOC Colloquium is a weekly interdisciplinary seminar series that brings together the whole PAOC community. Seminar topics include all...

Monday, April 30, 2018 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Filippo Gallina left a positive review Monday, April 09, 2018

The meeting was very interesting, and the speaker was capable to create attraction in her field of research. The food was also very good
thank you!

Jim Fleming

Jim Fleming left a positive review Friday, February 02, 2018

Heartwarming and very informative from viewpoints of history and current science legacy.

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Flora Kathleen Su left a positive review Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Very informative and well-presented. Would love to be able to share a video recording of the presentation if possible!

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