News: Geology and Earth Sciences

60-year anniversary of Douglas Mawson Antarctic Collection

Mawson collection opening 1961

April 2021 marks the 60th anniversary of the opening of the University of Adelaide’s collection of geological and historical artefacts from Sir Douglas Mawson’s expeditions.

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New research centre with a critical mass of talent and expertise

Carl Spandler looking at a minerals display at SA Museum

The new Australian Critical Minerals Research Centre will conduct comprehensive critical minerals research, from exploration to resource definition and mineral processing.

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Tectonic time-lapse: One billion years of Earth’s history in 40 seconds

Distribution of continental crust, ocean basins and plate boundaries in the plate model at 0 Ma (current day). Credit: Merdith et al. 2021 (Earth Science Reviews).

Adelaide scientists are part of an international research team that has published the first full tectonic plate reconstruction of the last billion years.

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$7m boost for sciences research

Researcher photo Linda Armbrecht

ARC Discovery projects showcase the dynamic breadth of sciences research at the University of Adelaide.

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Scientists in the news this week: October 2020

Associate Professor and Head Winemaker Paul Grbin and Scholarly Teaching Fellow and Assistant Winemaker Jill Bauer.

‘What even is the economy?’ Citymag has published a three-part series on ‘how SA makes money and stuff’ featuring several University of Adelaide scientists and science graduates.

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Sculpture of iconic Ediacaran fossil unveiled

Spriggina floundersi sculpture

The legacy of science alumni and geological research highlighted with new sculpture celebrating our state’s fossil emblem, Spriggina floundersi.

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Future Fellows to advance key marine ecology and palaeontology research

North Terrace campus aerial photograph

University of Adelaide scientists have been awarded more than $1.5 million to study environmental and climate change, but in vastly different contexts.

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Scientists in the news this week: July 3, 2020

Professor Martin Cole

Your round-up of University of Adelaide scientists and science graduates in the news this week.

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