News 2015

From Hooke to Helioseismology – the UK’s contribution to seismology – past, present and future

From Hooke to Helioseismology – the UK’s contribution to seismology – past, present and future

A meeting to be held at College Court, University of Leicester, UK on the 9th and 10th April 2015 Sponsored by the British Geophysical Association, the History of Physics Group of the Institute of Physics, the Royal Astronomical Society, the Geological Society, and Shell Global Solutions, BV

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Geology Society Charity Events

Geology Society Charity Events

The student-led PCSB Geology Society at the University of Leicester has been busy raising money for charity over the autumn term.

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56th Annual Bennett Lecture

“Methane through time: is this the gas that fine-tuned the planet?”

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Postgraduate Research Day showcases variety of PhD projects in the Department of Geology

On Wednesday 11 March the 2nd and 3rd year PhD students from the Department of Geology will present their research projects in a competition for the best student talk. During the coffee break and after the talks the 1st PhD students will present some posters explaining their projects

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Two research associate posts at the Department of Geology

At Leicester we’re going places. Ranked as one of the leading universities in Britain our aim is to climb further. A commitment to high quality fused with an inclusive academic culture is our hallmark and led the Times Higher Education to describe us as “elite without being elitist”.

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Fenland researcher attends Norfolk Biodiversity Partnership Awards in Norwich

Fenland researcher attends Norfolk Biodiversity Partnership Awards in Norwich

Dr Dinah Smith attended an awards ceremony in Norwich on 21st July 2015, when the King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Joint Advisory Group (KLJAG) based in King Lynn, accepted their award. Dinah has been a member of the group for several years and has had assistance with her Fenland research from several representatives who attend the meetings including those from the Environment Agency, Natural England, Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities, The Wash and North Norfolk Coast European Marine Site and the King's Lynn Conservancy Board, Port and Pilotage Authority.

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Excellent results in the 2015 National Student Survey for Geology at Leicester

Excellent results in the 2015 National Student Survey for Geology at Leicester

The 2015 National Student Survey reveals that, once again, our geoscience degrees are highly rated by our students.

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Sample, Log, Repeat: the quest for dating the retreat of the British Irish Ice Sheet

Sample, Log, Repeat: the quest for dating the retreat of the British Irish Ice Sheet

On 3 July 2015 Sally Morgan from the Geophysics, Rock Physics and Borehole Research Group departed on a month-long research cruise (JC123) as part of the BRITICE-CHRONO project.

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WANTED: a geoscientist interested in exploring the Earth under the sea

There is just a week to go to the application deadline for a unique technical post with the European Petrophysics Consortium, based here in the Department of Geology at the University of Leicester.

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Catastrophic Events in Bradford

Catastrophic Events in Bradford

This Thursday (10th September 2015) the Department of Geology will be represented at the 2015 British Science Festival as part of an International Ocean Discovery Program event: Underwater Landscapes.

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Robots, Rocks and Research Drilling

Robots, Rocks and Research Drilling

Sally Morgan, of the Geophysics, Rock Physics and Borehole Research Group, is just back from a second offshore expedition in UK waters. Sally joined the Northern Lighthouse Vessel Pharos on the 17th August with colleagues from the British Geological Survey (BGS) to test the latest iteration of their seabed rock drill, RD2.

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Registration deadline extended to 15 January for NAG 2016 "Integrated Imaging of the Earth"

Registration deadline extended to 15 January for NAG 2016 "Integrated Imaging of the Earth"

Registration and abstract submission are now open for the British Geophysical Association's New Advances in Geophysics meeting on "Integrated Imaging of the Earth".

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Core blimey!

Core blimey!

IODP expedition 357 is now underway with Dr Sally Morgan from the department departing for the offshore phase of the expedition to the Atlantis Massif along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

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Departmental Research Seminars 2015-26

The Department hosts a variety of seminars to discuss research results at different levels. Everyone is invited, so please come along!

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Anthropocene discussed on BBC Radio 4's "World at One" at the opening of Fine Art Society exhibition

Anthropocene discussed on BBC Radio 4's "World at One" at the opening of Fine Art Society exhibition

Professor Jan Zalasiewicz will be interviewed for BBC Radio 4 on Tuesday evening at the opening of an exhibition in London by the artist Angela Palmer that deals with geological history and the Anthropocene.

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