It is with gerat sadness to report the that one of our most distinguished graduate students, Jeremy Richards, died suddenly in Toronto last Friday.
Congratulations to ANU Earth Sciences alumna Suzi Urbaniak, who has won the 2016 Prime Minister's Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools.
The ability to share her science knowledge with enthusiastic young school students drew Margi Sweeney to a career as a science teacher.
ANU gave me everything one could dream of, a fantastic working and studying environment, welcoming department, one of the best experimental petrology groups in the world, and of course, the best ever PhD supervisor Greg Yaxley.
Reflecting on her extensive research career, ANU Alumna Dr Catherine McCammon recalls her first inspiration to study geophysics.
"Until I got to university, I didn’t know what area of science I wanted to specialise in, I just knew that I loved science," explains Nerilie Abram. "Earth science was my extra subject - but I quickly found out that it was exactly what I wanted to do. Discovering how the earth works is fascinating!"
Andrew Hogg, of the Research School of Earth Sciences, has discovered that a temperature gradient across the Southern Ocean, combined with the Earth’s spin, also could power the Antarctic Circumpolar Current.