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Durham University

Department of Earth Sciences

News

Dr. David Hirst PhD

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Dr David Hirst on 13 January 2019.

David was a lecturer in the Department of Earth Sciences from 1960 until his retirement in 1994.

(22 Jan 2019) » More about Dr. David Hirst PhD


Angela Bentley is awarded the Patrick Moore Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society for Education.

(14 Jan 2019) » More about Angela Bentley is awarded the Patrick Moore Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society for Education.


GSA Fellowship 2018

David Selby elected by Geological Society of America Council (2018) in recognition of distinguished contributions to the geosciences.

GSA Fellowship web site

(3 Dec 2018)


Italian earthquake data hint at possibility of forecasting one type of quake

Study suggests how ‘sequence’ quakes are constrained by their geology, which could allow scientists to forecast the large follow-up shakes. More information can be found on the Nature News website

(26 Nov 2018)


Research could boost UK’s energy potential.

Durham University research that led to the discovery of new energy supplies in the UK has been shortlisted for a 2018 NERC Impact Award.

A team of researchers led by Professor Bob Holdsworth, Department of Earth Sciences, is shortlisted in the ‘Economic Impact’ category for uncovering the potential of a new type of oil reserve off the west coast of Shetland and the development of a spin-off company, boosting the industry in Scotland.

(5 Nov 2018) » More about Research could boost UK’s energy potential.


Professor Martin H.P. Bott, MA (Cantab), PhD (Cantab), FRS

It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Professor Martin Bott on the 20th October; a highly regarded and much-loved member of the Department of Earth Sciences until his retirement, in 1988, to an emeritus but still research active role that lasted a further 30 years up until his death at the age of 92.

(29 Oct 2018) » More about Professor Martin H.P. Bott, MA (Cantab), PhD (Cantab), FRS