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Alumnus Summer Party

All UCL Earth Sciences alumni are cordially invited to our Alumnus Summer Party on Friday 12th June 2015. The Party will run from 6pm to 11pm and will be held in the Marquee in the UCL Main Quad (access via main entrance on Gower Street). There is no charge, and complimentary drinks and a buffet will be provided. More...

Published: Apr 9, 2015 10:26:00 AM


Our PhD geochemists present their research.

Dr Philip Pogge Von Strandmann and PhD students Rehemat Bhatia and Tianchen He attended the 2015 Geochemistry Group Research in Progress Meeting, which took place at the National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton.

Published: Apr 8, 2015 10:26:00 AM


Mixed-Habit Diamonds

Nitrogen isotope values from mantle diamonds are a commonly used tracer in the quest to track volatiles within the Earth’s mantle through deep time. Interpretations of this isotope data are valid so long as stable isotope fractionation processes in the mantle are understood.

Published: Apr 2, 2015 1:27:00 PM

EU Funds Adrian Jones

ShaleXenvironmenT - EU Funded Research into shale gas.

The consortium, named ShaleXenvironmenT, will examine the potential environmental impacts of exploiting economically important deposits of hydrocarbons in shale formations in Europe. More...

Published: Apr 2, 2015 11:26:00 AM


Postgraduate Taught Prize Winner 2014

In her response to being awarded the MAPS Faculty prize, Lara stated: “I am both thrilled and stunned to receive this prize. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the UCL Hazard Centre and would like to express my gratitude to the staff and fellow students for making it such a great experience. My MSc research project was centred on risk communication during a volcanic emergency and how interdisciplinary methods can be applied to increase the likelihood of successful translation of physical science into an effective emergency response. This is a critical area of applied volcanology as misunderstandings between scientists, emergency managers and the media can transform an emergency into disaster. I would especially like to thank my supervisors for all of their time, guidance and support. I’m excited to be collaborating with them on a paper in the future.” More...

Published: Feb 19, 2015 10:26:16 AM


Prof Tom Barnard

Professor Tom Barnard, who died earlier this year (26th Jan. 2015), was a UCL graduate, and after service in World War II was appointed in 1946 as an Assistant Lecturer in Micropalaeontology at UCL. He was promoted to Professor in 1963, and retired from UCL in 1982.

Published: Feb 9, 2015 12:14:19 PM

NERC: The Long-term Co-Evolution of Life and the Planet

'Long term coevolution of Life and the Planet' is a 4-year programme which is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council as part of the Earth Systems Science theme. The aim of the programme is to promote interdisciplinary research into periods of major environmental and biological change in earth history and to improve our understanding of how these affected the composition of the atmosphere, ocean and the evolution of life. The programme assists in the training of young scientists through project studentships and short courses and engages in various public engagement activities.  More...

Published: Feb 2, 2015 2:00:29 PM


ERC grant: Dr Anjali Goswami for research in evolution and vertebrate diversity

Two major grants will enhance the current research in the Goswami lab to reconstruct morphological evolution and modularity across tetrapods. This work will be carried out using advanced biological imaging techniques and quantitative analyses.

Published: Jan 29, 2015 4:33:36 PM

2015 Careers Fair icons

2015 Careers Fair - 29th January 

The annual Careers Forum takes place in the Garwood Lecture Theatre, from 6 – 7.30 and is followed by wine etc. in the Rock Room, where you are able to meet the speakers, and also Andy Walsh, the Careers Consultant within the UCL Careers Service who is responsible for Earth Sciences.

Published: Jan 27, 2015 2:52:43 PM

The Price Medal (G)

Geophysics Price Medal awarded to Prof Brodholt

On Friday 9 January the Royal Astronomical Society announced the Society’s medals and awards for 2015. The prizes honour individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to astronomy and geophysics. The recipients will be invited to receive their awards at the 2015 National Astronomy Meeting, which will be held in Llandudno during July. More...

Published: Jan 27, 2015 2:27:16 PM