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Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award
3 March 2014
Warmest congratulations to Prof David Dobson, the recipient of the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel
Research Award for his outstanding research
activity and world leading role in high pressure research.
Jacqueline McGlade appointed UNEP Chief Scientist
28 February 2014
McGlade, Professor of Environmental Infomatics at our department was appointed as UNEP's new Chief Scientist, effective from February 2014.
Arctic Summer Ice Melt
14 February 2014
The Arctic melt season continues to lengthen as a result of trends towards both earlier melt onset and later autumn freeze-up.
Dr Dominic Papineau joins our department.
12 February 2014
Dr. Dominic Papineau has recently
joined our Department of Earth Sciences at UCL as a lecturer. His office and
laboratory are based in the London Centre for Nanotechnology.
Careers Forum 30 January 2014
23 January 2014
Jan 20, 2014 12:01:00 AM
Jan 30, 2014 8:00:00 PM
The annual Careers
Forum will take place in the Garwood Lecture Theatre on 30th January from 6 –
7.30, followed by wine etc. in the Rock Room, where you will be able to meet
the speakers, and also Andy Walsh, the Careers Consultant within the UCL
Careers Service who is responsible for Earth Sciences. Speaker's List.
PhD Topics 2014
14 January 2014
We are now accepting applications for the 2014 PhD intake through the London NERC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP). This partnership brings together nine of the world’s leading research centres in environmental science.
11 January 2014
Neogene uplift of south-east England – 26Al/10Be ‘burial’ dating of marine
deposits at 160 m altitude”
NERC Student Photography Competition
2 January 2014
NERC's announced the winners of the inaugural photo and short article competition. There were over 50 entries describing research experiences of NERC-funded students.
22 November 2013
Walking the cat back: evolutionary mechanics and modularity of felid locomotion
Dr. Anjali Goswami, Reader in Palaeobiology and Prof. John Hutchinson from Royal Veterinary College have been awarded a £219,910 project grant from the Leverhulme Trust for the project "Walking the cat back: evolutionary mechanics and modularity of felid locomotion”.
A most unusual history of an iron meteorite.
1 November 2013
by Prof Paul Henderson
A fine specimen of the Cape of Good Hope iron meteorite came
to Britain in the early 19th. Century. It had first been discovered
many decades before and was at one time thought to be the remains of a ship’s
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