Engaging with the community

RSES staff and students share their stories at the Geoscience Australia and "Who are scientists?" events held during National Science Week

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Studying Earth and Marine Sciences at ANU

Come and see us at the ANU Open Day, on Saturday 30th August

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Neanderthals and modern humans coexisted

A team of international researchers, including RSES scientist Dr Rachel Wood, find evidence that Neanderthal groups lived alongside modern humans for several thousand years before their extinction

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The art of science

RSES student, Charles Tambiah, is a finalist for the 2014 New Scientist Eureka Prize for Science Photography

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At the speed of volcanic eruptions

Listen to the podcast of the 2014 Jaeger-Hales lecture given by Professor Terry Plank

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2014 Allan White Scholarship recipient: Louise Schoneveld

By the end of her PhD Louise hopes to invent a new tool for determining the formation histories of gabbros.

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Welcome to the Research School of Earth Sciences

Planet Earth is an amazing place - it is constantly moving and its surface is always changing. At the centre of the Earth, temperatures are as high as they are on the surface of the Sun. Over billions of years, this has caused continents to drift apart and oceans to open and close. The study of Earth and marine sciences is fundamental to our understanding of the precious balance of life on Earth and how the Solar System in which we live was formed.

Our focus is on both earth processes and environmental science. The Research School of Earth Sciences has many world leading researchers in the Earth Sciences and offers undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as Higher Degree Research opportunities.

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Research stories

Seising up the competition

Malcolm Sambridge and the Seismometers in Schools (AusSIS) team won the education category of the 2013 Innovation Challenge.

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Martian minerals made by microbes?

Discovery of microbe-made stevensite on Earth raises questions about minerals found on Mars.

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Research at RSES

Research at RSES

The Research School of Earth Sciences in The Australian National University is Australia’s leading academic research institution in the earth sciences and consistently very highly ranked internationally.

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Starting An Ice Age

New research linking deep-sea temperature and ice-volume has revealed how ice ages can come about, with Dr Gavin Foster from the Ocean and Earth Science department at the University of Southampton and Prof.

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Meet the new supercomputer

Meet the new supercomputer

Dr Andy Hogg discusses his research on the role of the ocean in climate change and explains the computational processes behind his research.

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Ocean winds keeps Australia dry and Antarctica cold

Ocean winds keep Australia dry and Antarctica cold

New ANU-led research has explained why Antarctica is not warming as much as other continents, and why southern Australia is recording more droughts.

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