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Rock Room Exhibition
29 May 2013
This Friday, May 31st, the Rock Room will play
host to a special one off pop-up exhibition staged by the Graduate Sculpture
students from the Slade School of Fine Art.
29 May 2013
Melting curves of alkali metals from first principles
A 4-year studentship is available in the UCL Earth Sciences
Department to work with Professor Dario Alfè on a computer simulation project
to calculate the melting curves of potassium and other alkali metals as
function of pressure. The project will require the application of both
electronic structure techniques and classical molecular dynamics simulations to
compute the free energies of solid and liquid phases. Alternative approaches to
the calculation of melting properties will be employed.
Planetary Geology: An Introduction
15 May 2013
A second edition of Planetary Geology: An Introduction book will be published by Dunedin Academic
Press at the end of June 2013
Dr Katharine Giles - An Appreciation.
11 April 2013
It is with great sadness that we report that our talented friend and colleague, Dr Katharine Giles, died in a road traffic accident while cycling to work on the morning of Monday 8th April.
Carbon in Earth
8 March 2013
March 4th 2013, the Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) launched their new
landmark book “Carbon in Earth” at
the US National Academy of Sciences in Washington DC.
Climate change clues from tiny marine algae - ancient
4 March 2013
ocean plankton called coccolithophores are providing clues about the impact of climate
change both now and many millions of years ago.
Impact! Pop-up Exhibition
27 February 2013
Room will be hosting a special one-off pop-up exhibition between 12.30
– 3pm on Friday, March 1st,
curated by UCL and Birkbeck PhD students from the Centre for Planetary
BP Ultimate Fieldtrip 2013
20 February 2013
Congratulations to Earth Sciences Team Greenough which made it
through to the semi-finals of the BP Ultimate Field Trip competition.
Cryosat spots Arctic sea-ice loss.
15 February 2013
The dramatic recent decline in Arctic sea-ice cover is illustrated in
new data from Europe's Cryosat mission combined with data from NASA ICESat
In Memory of Professor Seymour Laxon
4 January 2013
is with a profound sense of shock and deep sadness that we report the death of
our friend and colleague, Seymour Laxon, aged 49, following an accident on New
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