Investigating the solid Earth in all its aspects, from crust to core, from micrometre to kilometre lengthscales, and from second to billion-year timescales, is a major focus of research activity at Durham. Key processes that shape the solid Earth are addressed by a wide range of disciplines, including geophysics, geochemistry, structural geology and volcanology. To interrogate the planet, our scientists use an array of techniques and methods, such as fieldwork, numerical models, laboratory-based rock mechanics, isotope and geochemical analysis and seismology. This enables us to continually advance our understanding of the planet we live on. Here you can find out more information on the people, projects and equipment involved in our exciting solid Earth research.
Mark Allen ♦ Simon Mathias ♦ Christine Peirce ♦ Gillian Foulger ♦ Richard Hobbs ♦ Ed Llewellin ♦ Nicola De Paola ♦ Jeroen van Hunen ♦ Colin Macpherson ♦ Dave Selby ♦ Paula Martin ♦ Kevin Burton ♦ Yaoling Niu