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1 May 2015
Staff, alumni and students have given more than $200,000 to kickstart the Research School of Earth Sciences' (RSES) Future Fund. "The Earth Sciences Future Fund is an...
1 May 2015
Written for The Conversation by Andrew King, University of Melbourne Last year was probably the hottest on record worldwide. On regional and local scales, 2014 also broke many...
30 April 2015
ANU has secured its position as Australia's top university in the latest QS global subject rankings. Fourteen ANU subjects have been rated in the top 25 in the world,...
27 April 2015
On April 9th, the Research School of Earth Sciences has officially welcomed the 21 new PhD students that have started in the last 12 months. Of the students, 5 are from Australia...
15 April 2015
A group of 20 students from University of Tokyo visited the Research School of Earth Sciences on February 26th.  The students had the opportunity to visit several research...
14 April 2015
A new analysis of the chemical make-up of meteorites has helped scientists work out when the Earth formed its layers. The research by an...
20 March 2015
The inaugural student v. staff challenge took place on March 20th on a remarkable autumn day.  Each year a challenge is issued by either party to some form of physical...
Rachel Kirby
19 March 2015
Rachel Kirby,one of our talented young PhD candidates, has received the 2014 Janet Elspeth Crawford Prize. This prize is given to the top female student graduating from science in...
10 March 2015
The increasing strength of winds over the Southern Ocean has extended its ability to absorb carbon dioxide, effectively delaying the impacts of global warming. New research...
4 March 2015
Associate Professor Hrvoje Tkalcic discusses new findings on Earth's core structure with the Sydney Morning Herald. A recent study questions the common wisdom that Earth'...
2 March 2015
Researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) have shed new light on how copper deposits form, with findings that could lead to new discoveries.  The research is...
23 February 2015
A comprehensive synthesis of marine palaeoclimate records has revealed how tropical ocean temperatures evolved over the past four centuries. The study found that strong warming...
13 February 2015
By Miguel Martinez-Boti, University of Southampton and Gianluca Marino, Australian National University It’s well known that carbon in the atmosphere is causing global...
13 February 2015
Starting the year with a field trip is a great introduction to studying Earth Sciences. Students traveled to One Tree Island in the Great Barrier Reef in order to study a unique...
13 February 2015
A team of scientists from The Australian National University (ANU) and University of Bristol have discovered how copper ore forms around volcanoes...
5 February 2015
Scientists have for the first time constructed a detailed record of carbon dioxide fluctuations from the Pliocene epoch, around three million years ago, when the Earth was most...
5 February 2015
Planetary scientists have calculated that there are hundreds of billions of Earth-like planets in our galaxy which might support life. The new research, led by PhD student Tim...
3 February 2015
Scientists have discovered the first primitive human fossil from Taiwan - a well preserved jawbone recovered from the sea floor. The discovery has...
2 February 2015
During the summer break RSES hosted 90 year 11 and 12 students from across Australia. These are some of the best and brightest students who have the opportunity to see what...
19 January 2015
We congratulate the following students on completion of their degrees. We celebrate their achievements and are immensely proud of them.   PhD students:  Alon Arad,...

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