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2015-01-29-goswami

New research grants fund quantitative study of the deep-time evolution and diversity of vertebrates.

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

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

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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

2015-01-21-mitchell

World's Biggest Landslide Floated Like a Hovercraft

The Heart Mountain landslide of northwest Wyoming is the largest known sub-aerial landslide on Earth. During its emplacement more than 2000 km3 of Paleozoic sedimentary and Eocene volcanic rocks slid >45 km on a basal detachment surface dipping 2°, leading to 100 yr of debate regarding the emplacement mechanisms. "Even I have a hard time visualizing a mountain moving 50 kilometers, but you can move it if the friction is low enough," said lead study author Tom Mitchell.
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Published: Jan 21, 2015 4:32:48 PM

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Arctic sea ice level recovery in 2014

 Despite a well-documented ~40% decline in summer Arctic sea ice extent since the late 1970’s, it has been difficult to estimate trends in sea ice volume because thickness observations have been spatially incomplete and temporally sporadic. While numerical models suggest that the decline in extent has been accompanied by a reduction in volume, there is considerable disagreement over the rate at which this has occurred.
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Published: Dec 19, 2014 12:12:08 PM

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NERC funded PhD Opportunities

This is an exciting opportunity for students with an interest in the deep Earth to become part of a large consortium of UK and international researchers funded by NERC. More...

Published: Dec 12, 2014 10:15:00 AM

2014-12-09-Chile

MSci students join international research project in Chile.

As part of their independent research project two MSci students, Joe Potten and Rebecca Pearce are taking part in a larger 4-year Chilean-funded project involving Tom Mitchell (UCL), Jose Cembrano and Gonzalo Yanez ,both from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.  This project aims to focus on the nature and tectono-magmatic significance of transverse crustal structures in the Andes, with some selected case studies from the Southern Volcanic Zone.
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Published: Dec 8, 2014 5:27:00 PM

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Science meets Theatre to talk about Climate

2071 is a Royal Court play with Prof Chris Rapley, our climate scientist  who is presenting his position on climate change.  Together with playwright Duncan Macmillian, Chris has created a 70-minute play. He is the co-writer and performer delivering emotion-free, full of sobering facts monologue.
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Published: Nov 14, 2014 5:09:10 PM

ESA High Level Science Policy Advisory Committee

This committee was created to address the issue of promoting and advising on the creation of a Science-led One ESA. The committee identified four grand sciences themes: Terrestrial and Cosmic Climate; Understanding Gravity, Life in the Universe and the Cosmic Radiation and Magnetism. More...

Published: Nov 3, 2014 5:28:26 PM

Festival of Geology 2014

Festival of Geology 2014

The annual Festival of Geology will take place on Saturday 1 November at UCL with filed trips on Sunday 2nd November.  For this year we have invited Professor Peter Styles who will talk about 'Shale Gas: What the frack is that all about!?'  Richard Edmonds will follow with the presentation about ‘Fossils and fossil collecting along the Jurassic Coast’.  For the afternoon session we have scheduled two talks one by Professor Iain Stewart - ‘Planet Oil’ and the second one by Dr. Laurance Donnelly - ‘Forensic Geology: The Applications of Geology to Policing and Law Enforcement’. More...

Published: Oct 27, 2014 4:52:06 PM