Early Career Researcher Dr Hamed Gamal El Dien wrote a short "Tools of the Trade" article for Nature Reveiws Earth & Environment to highlight the emerging technique of atom probe tomography and its potential in his research on the evolution of the mantle.
A dedicated Geoscience Atom Probe at the John de Laeter Centre of Curtin University, Perth, Australia.
An article published in Nature Reviews Earth & Environment presents the current state-of-the-art in supercontinent research. The review, led by Prof Ross Mitchell, also includes many current or previous Earth Dynamics Research Group members as co-authors.
Supercontinent Pangea and the structure of mantle at almost 3,000 kilometers deep. (Courtesy of Ross Mitchell and Bernhard Steinberger.)
The Geological Society of America has recently awarded its highest award for 2021, the Penrose Medal, to Prof. Ian Dalziel of the University of Texas at Austin and a distinguished member of IGCP 648.
An article published last year in the journal Scientific Reports, has recently been announced as one of the top 100 most downloaded earth science papers for Scientific Reports in 2020. As futher indication of it's significance it was also selected as one of 5 Editor's choice in geochemistry (Mantle).
More details of the work can be found here.
PhD graduate, Hamed Gamal El Dien, was recently acknowledged with a Chancellor's commendation for his extraordinary efforts during his doctoral research.
Congratualtions and well done Hamed!
A recently published Nature Geoscience article outlines the critical importance of water in the melting that occurs in subduction zones.
This work, lead by Prof. Bill Collins, also discusses how this fluid-fluxed melting influences the mineralogical and geochemical signatures of the continental crust.
Dr Sergei Pisarevsky was recently awarded a Russian "megagrant" for the project "Orogenesis: Assembly and Growth of Continents and Supercontinents". The grant will lead to the creation of a new facility at the Institute of the Earth's Crust, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Important upcoming events
The next seminar will be held on Wednesday 16th June at 23:00 GMT with Prof Dietmar Müller, a Professor from the University of Sydney, Australia, presenting: Plate tectonic rules, absolute plate motions and plate mantle system evolution.
Please note the time zone.
(Wed. PM Americas; Thurs. AM Asia/Aus)
View more information about the seminar series and watch some of the recorded previous seminars.
Please use the online form to sign up and participate in our future seminar series.
Community Feature Article
Prof. Li was recently featured in an article discussing the work that we do in the Earth Dynamics Research Group. The article was produced by Futurum, a magazine and online platform aimed at inspiring young people to follow a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).