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

Place Type

MIT Campus


Upcoming Events

 COG3 Seminar: Maya Gomes (John Hopkins University)

"Microbial Mat Taphonomy: Modern Insights into One of Earth's Earliest Ecosystems" Morphological and geochemical signatures in fossilized microbial mats...

Monday, April 23, 2018 at 10:00am to 11:00am
PAOC Colloquium: Ryan Abernathey (LDEO)

Quantifying Transport by Coherent Lagrangian Vortices Ocean mesoscale eddies contribute significantly to the transport of heat and other tracers in the...

Monday, April 23, 2018 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Thesis Defense - Alissa M. Earle (EAPS)

"Spectral Mapping and Long-Term Seasonal Evolution of Pluto" A public presentation of the thesis will be given by the candidate. CHAIR OF DEFENSE: Prof....

Monday, April 23, 2018 at 2:30pm to 3:30pm
 "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

Recent Events

SLS Seminar: Michael McLellan (MIT)

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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Filippo Gallina

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.

Flora Kathleen Su

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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