For over a century, we have known that crucial steps along the path to the modern earth system took place during the first four billion years of our planet’s existence.
Understanding the physical behaviour of ice and rocks making up the surface and interior solid bodies in the solar system
Understanding fundamental processes governing earthquake genesis, Earth's interior and their evolution.
To address the issue of shale gas from the fundamental processes within shale formations.
The study of the fossil record of organisms with a backbone (Chordates).
We are part of the Institute for Earth and Planetary Sciences
The joint UCL-Birkbeck Institute for Earth and Planetary Sciences (IEPS) takes full advantage of the wider strengths of the respective Universities through engagement with inter-disciplinary research centres and institutes, including the Institute for Origins via our leadership of the Centre for Planetary Science, and the UCL Grand Challenges in Global Health and Sustainable Cities.