Our Institute

our institute

The Institute of Earth and Planetary Sciences (IEPS) comprises the two departments of the University of London located in Bloomsbury: the Department of Earth Sciences at University College London, and the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Birkbeck College London. We are committed to staff engagement in knowledge transfer, exchange and enterprise to maximise the impact, reach and value of its expert knowledge and key research findings.



IEPS News Feed 
Feed icon

News from IEPS

HI Conference

UCL Humanitarian Institute Evening Conference Series on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Friday 20th October 2017 18:00 to 21:00 More...

Published: Oct 2, 2017 2:08:31 PM

HI MSclass

UCL Humanitarian Institute Masterclass

The masterclasses are led by experts and practitioners from across UCL and our international collaborators. More...

Published: Oct 2, 2017 2:00:46 PM

Catastrophe impacts

IRDR Special Seminar: The future of risk auditing: catastrophe models in disaster risk reduction

The global catastrophe insurance industry almost went out of business at the start of the 1990s. Catastrophe impacts are too just volatile to measure the average level of life loss or economic impacts from a few years or even a few decades of experience data.  More...

Published: Oct 2, 2017 1:54:43 PM

Hot Jupiter exoplanets

Size matters in the detection of exoplanet atmospheres

A group-analysis of 30 exoplanets orbiting distant stars suggests that size, not mass, is a key factor in whether a planet’s atmosphere can be detected according to a UCL-led team of European researchers. More...

Published: Sep 26, 2017 4:50:54 PM

John Guest

Guest crater on the Moon

A crater on the Moon has been named after the late John Guest (1938-2012), a pioneer in volcanology and planetary science, who inspired generations of colleagues and students at UCL for over half a century. During his time at UCL, John established the emerging disciplines of planetary geology and physical volcanology and, in 1980, he founded the first NASA Regional Planetary Image Facility outside the USA.  More...

Published: Aug 17, 2017 4:21:32 PM


Open Access events and seminars: