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Fresher's Induction Week

The schedule for the 22nd - 28th Sept 2014 Freshers' Induction Week Programme at UCL Earth Sciences More...

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The post focuses on simulating carbonated aqueous fluids under pressure using first-principles molecular dynamics in order to better understand mantle fluids. More...

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Rock & Ice Physics Laboratory



Experimental & theoretical rock physics, ice mechanics & petrologyapplied to planetary dynamics, geohazards, sub-surface reservoirs & ice sheets

The Rock & Ice Physics Laboratory (RIPL) at UCL is a major research facility which forms part of the Earth Sciences Department. RIPL has over 15 members and consists of 11 laboratories, housing over £4M of research equipment., supported by over £2 million of current peer-reviewed funding. The Rock & Ice Physics Laboratory has a unique breadth of experience and ability to design and build its own experimental apparatus.

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We study the physical behaviour of ice and rocks that make up the surface and interior of the Earth, and other solid bodies in the solar system, so as to constrain the dynamic, tectonic and environmental processes of planetary evolution. Our research is nationally unique and multi-disciplinary, being based on experiment and theory.