Earth Sciences

Research areas

Yingxin Kou

Collection of research scientists that specialise in environmental reconstruction on times scales that range from thousands to millions of years for both marine and terrestrial environments, and research on fluid flow problems relevant to Earth.

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Mountain ranges

The Geochemistry Research Area undertakes diverse, fundamental research to understand the evolution of Earth, its resources, and its life. We have several research groups and laboratories including Argon Geochronology, Biogeochemistry, Experimental Petrology, Sensitive High Resolution Ion Microprobe (SHRIMP), Thermal Ionisation Mass Spectrometry (TIMS) and infrared spectroscopy.

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View of two tectonic plates meeting on the surface in Thingvellir National Park

The Geophysics research area has broad interests ranging from elucidating Earth structures from the crust to the core and dynamical processes, both within its interior and at its surface, to studies of the physical mechanisms of earthquakes and the mechanical behaviour of rocks.

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