News and events

Latest news and forthcoming events and seminars from the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences.
 

Seminars & Events

'Environmental contamination and remediation at Fukushima: Progress, challenges and opportunities'
Date
02/02/2015 (16:00-17:00)
Location:
Biosciences 301
Description
Part of the School Seminar Series. Speaker: Dr Toshi Ohnuki, Japanese Atomic Energy Agency - Monday 2 February (16:00-17:00)

Lapworth Lectures

A programme of free public lectures organised by the Lapworth Museum of Geology

Building the Tyrannosaur Family Tree: New Discoveries of T. rex and kin
Building the Tyrannosaur Family Tree: New Discoveries of T. rex and kin
Date
Monday 2nd February (17:00-18:00)
Location:
Aston Webb Block, building number R4 on University Edgbaston Campus Map, Lecture Theatre WG5
Description
Speaker: Dr Stephen Brusatte, University of Edinburgh
Escaping from Snowball Earth
Escaping from Snowball Earth
Date
Monday 16th February (17:00-18:00)
Location:
Aston Webb Block, building number R4 on University Edgbaston Campus Map, Lecture Theatre WG5
Description
Speaker: Professor Ian Fairchild, University of Birmingham
India-Asia collision and its tectonic effects along the Himalaya, Karakoram and Tibet
India-Asia collision and its tectonic effects along the Himalaya, Karakoram and Tibet
Date
Monday 2nd March (17:00-18:00)
Location:
Aston Webb Block, building number R4 on University Edgbaston Campus Map, Lecture Theatre WG5
Description
Speaker: Professor Michael P. Searle, University of Oxford
Fire on Earth: An intimate history
Fire on Earth: An intimate history
Date
Monday 16th March (17:00-18:00)
Location:
Aston Webb Block, building number R4 on University Edgbaston Campus Map, Lecture Theatre WG5
Description
Speaker: Professor Andrew C. Scott, Distinguished Research Fellow. Royal Holloway University of London
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News

School performs strongly in Research Excellence Framework 2014
Description
The School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences has achieved a very strong performance in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF 2014).
Date:
18/12/2014
New funded PhD project: The completeness of the tetrapod fossil record
Description
Applications are being invited for a new funded PhD project: The completeness of the tetrapod fossil record.
Date:
08/12/2014
New fully funded PhD project: The role of volatiles in controlling chalcophile element distribution in the continental crust
Description
Applications are being invited for a new fully funded PhD project: The role of volatiles in controlling chalcophile element distribution in the continental crust.
Date:
08/12/2014
Air pollution in Delhi is worse during winter, international research study shows
Air pollution in Delhi is worse during winter, international research study shows
Description
As the cold weather sets in, a quantitative analysis on particulate matter (PM) in Delhi has highlighted that residents are exposed to significantly higher levels of air pollutants in the Indian capital during winter than in summer.
Date:
02/12/2014
Applications invited for 12-month Post Doctoral Research Fellow post
Description
Applications are invited for a 12 month Post Doctoral Research Fellow post to undertake magnetic susceptibility measurements research. The researcher will join a very active groundwater and geomagnetism research team.
Date:
19/11/2014
Laser scientists' new research should improve the treatment of the 5 million asthma sufferers in the UK
Laser scientists' new research should improve the treatment of the 5 million asthma sufferers in the UK
Description
GEES researchers have used a laser beam trap to examine how drug particles from asthma inhalers behave as they are projected through the air. Their findings could improve the effectiveness of inhalers for the 5 million people in the UK suffering from asthma.
Date:
14/11/2014
The Conversation: Want to feed the world? Tackle pollution from ozone and soot
The Conversation: Want to feed the world? Tackle pollution from ozone and soot
Description
Pollution from soot and ozone has caused a major decrease of crop yields in India, with some densely populated states experiencing 50% relative yield losses. Zongbo Shi argues that to ensure the world has enough food, we need to look directly at air pollution.
Date:
04/11/2014
The Conversation: Climate change: it's only human to exaggerate, but science itself does not
The Conversation: Climate change: it's only human to exaggerate, but science itself does not
Description
To exaggerate is human, and scientists are human. Exaggeration and the complementary art of simplification are the basic rhetorical tools of human intercourse. So yes, scientists do exaggerate. So do politicians, perhaps even when, as the UK's former environment secretary Owen Paterson did, they claim that climate change forecasts are "widely exaggerated". A more pertinent question is: does the way in which scientists and politicians speak publicly lead to wild exaggeration?
Date:
17/10/2014
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