New XRD at RSES - First of its kind in Australia

A new X-ray diffractometer ‘Empyrean S3’ arrived this week, replacing three older instruments and expanding the capabilities of our XRD lab. The instrument is the first of its kind in Australia.

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2019 ARC funding announced - $3.889m RSES grants awarded

The Australian Research Council announced its latest round of grants on 27th November, with thirteen academics from RSES awarded nine grants: six DPs, one LIEF, and two DECRAs, with a total of $3.889m funding awarded

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Neanderthal teeth reveal lead exposure during winter seasons

Researchers from Griffith University and ANU have used the teeth of Neanderthal children to reconstruct the ancient climate of southeast France.

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RSES researchers confirm Earth’s inner core is solid

Associate Professor Hrvoje Tkalčić and PhD Scholar Than-Son Phạm are confident they now have direct proof the earth's inner core is solid. 

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Emeritus Professor Kurt Lambeck receives the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science 2018

The Prime Minister and the Minister for Science presented Prime Minister's Prizes for Science to ten outstanding researchers, innovators and teachers at a dinner in Parliament House on the 17th of October.

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Fat from 558 million years ago reveals earliest known animal

ANU PhD student Ilya Bobrovskiy and Assoc. Prof. Jochen Brocks have discovered molecules of fat in an ancient fossil to reveal the earliest confirmed animal in the geological record that lived on Earth 558 million years...

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New study reveals how foreign kelp surfed to Antarctica

A research team led by ANU has found the first proof that Antarctica is not isolated from the rest of the Earth, with the discovery that foreign kelp had drifted 20,000 kilometres before surfing to the continent's icy

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Study helps solve mystery under Jupiter’s coloured bands

Scientists from Australia and the United States have helped to solve the mystery underlying Jupiter's coloured bands in a new study on the interaction between atmospheres and magnetic fields.

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Welcome to the Research School of Earth Sciences

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 and offers undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as Higher Degree Research opportunities.

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Fat from 558 million years ago reveals earliest known animal

Scientists from ANU, PhD student Ilya Bobrovskiy and Assoc. Prof.

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Strengthening Ties between Industry and the ANU Research School of Earth Sciences

In Australia, geologists are posed with increasing challenges in exploring for mineral resources under deeper and deeper soil cover.

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ANU-led study solves mystery of how first animals appeared on Earth

ANU-led study solves mystery of how first animals appeared on Earth

Research led by RSES has solved the mystery of how the first animals appeared on Earth, a pivotal moment for the planet without which humans would not exist.

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Coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef

Coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef

Dr Jennie Mallela and Dr Sophie Lewis have combined biological data with climate data to provide a clearer understanding of what has coral bleaching on Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

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Quakes illuminate Earth’s inner core

The Earth’s Inner Core: Revealed by Observational Seismology

State of the art 3D visualisations provide insight into images of the Earth's inner core.

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Coral Reef Field Studies

Research-led education on One Tree Island

As we welcome students back for the start of semester, take a look at our students participating in the Coral Reef Field Studies course that we run each summer on One Tree Island.

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