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Fingerprinting rare earth elements from the air

Fingerprinting rare earth elements from the air

Over the past year, Earth Sciences’ Dr Sally Gibson has been working together with Dr Teal Riley and Dr David Neave through a University of Cambridge-BAS Joint Innovation Panel on a remote sensing technique that could aid the identification of ‘rare earth elements’ (REEs) in rocks anywhere in the world.

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Explosive Earth: Earthquakes and Eruptions in Iceland

The Cambridge Volcano Seismology group will be showcasing their latest work on the Bárðarbunga-Holuhraun dyke intrusion and fissure eruption at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 4th-10th July 2016.

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Athena SWAN Bronze award

Athena SWAN Bronze award

We are very pleased to announce that the Department has been awarded its first Athena SWAN Bronze award.

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Bob Carter 1942-2016

Bob Carter 1942-2016

Professor Robert Merlin Carter (known as Bob) died in January this year. Bob studied for his PhD in the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge from 1964-1968.

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Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 43, Issue 4

Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 43, Issue 4

The cover of the current issue of Geophysical Research Letters, An AGU Journal, features a painting by Brandur Bjarnason Karlson showing the main eruption crater Baugur.

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Shackleton's geologist - James Mann Wordie (1889-1962)

A hundred years ago, on August 30th, 1916, James Mann Wordie was one of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition team rescued from Elephant Island, off the coast of Antarctica, following the sinking of their ship Endurance. Wordie was Shackleton’s geologist and a graduate of St John’s College (1912) who became its Master forty years later.

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Geological Mapping: Stripping the Land Bare

An exhibition in the Sedgwick Museum to celebrate the bicentenary of the publication of William Smith’s 1815 geological map

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August edition of Nature Geoscience

August edition of Nature Geoscience

This month’s Nature Geoscience features an article and an image on the cover by Professor Bob White. The image shows the Holuhraun fissure eruption in Iceland on 2 September 2014.

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Earthquakes Without Frontiers

Earthquakes Without Frontiers

Professor James Jackson returned from Kathmandu, having attended an Earthquakes Without Frontiers (EwF) Partnership meeting, in the week preceding the Gorkha (Nepal) earthquake on the 25 April.

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Indian High Commissioner's visit

Indian High Commissioner's visit

His Excellency Mr Ranjan Mathai, Indian High Commissioner, visited the department following an invitation extended by Dr Alan Smith. His Excellency was accompanied by Dr Shailesh Kumar Singh.

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Congratulations to Dr Peter Friend

Congratulations to Dr Peter Friend

Congratulations to Peter Friend who has been awarded the Polar Medal for Arctic research and leadership.

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