New satellites with ANU laser technology launched into space

Scientists from The Australian National University (ANU) have helped design new satellite instruments that are part of a joint NASA and German mission launched into space today to study changes in water levels on Eart

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Negative Emissions Conference 2018

Registrations are now open for the Negative Emissions Conference 2018 to be held at the Shine Dome on 30th and 31st October 2018.

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New research rewrites Southern Ocean mixing calculations

World-first modelling research– which used several million CPU hours in Australia’s fastest supercomputer, Raijin, and ran calculations non-stop for over a year – has revealed the Southern Ocean mixes water between th

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RSES-based research wins Best Paper Award from the Organic Geochemistry Division of the Geochemical Society

As part of a larger collaborative effort (ANU, MIT, MPI and others) with work largely performed at RSES, French et al.

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Unearthed Newsletter - Summer 2018

The Summer 2018 Unearthed newsletter is now out!

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Buckingham Palace built with mineralised microbes from the Jurassic period

A new study led by The Australian National University (ANU) has found that the building blocks of Buckingham Palace in London and many other iconic buildings were made by microbes that lived up to 200 million years ag

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How research on glass can help us better understand various problems in Earth and Materials sciences?

An international study on glass led by Dr Charles Le Losq, from ANU Research School of Earth Sciences, proposes a new vision of the atomic structure of alumino-silicate glasses and melts.

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If I’ve got something to give, I’ll give it

Over the past few years, Michael Calkovics has contributed to a number of inspiring projects in medical research and astronomy at ANU.

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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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Research stories

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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Extraordinary animation reveals ocean’s role in El Niños

Extraordinary animation reveals ocean’s role in El Niños

Australian researchers from the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science have produced a remarkable high-resolution animation of the largest El Niño ever

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