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Fewer low clouds in the tropics

With the help of satellite data, ETH scientists have shown that low-level cloud cover in the tropics thins out as the earth warms. Since this cloud cover has a cooling effect on the climate, the two-degree warming target may therefore be reached earlier than many models have predicted. Read more 


Eight professors appointed at ETH Zurich

Upon application of ETH President Lino Guzzella the ETH Board appointed a total of eight professors and awarded the title of professor to one individual. Read more 


A most irregular puzzle

Thanks to a complex interplay between the earth’s mantle and the lithosphere, the earth’s surface consists of tectonic plates of varying sizes. ETH researchers and their colleagues have now developed a numerical model for this relationship. Their model indicates that if the lithosphere had a different rigidity, the earth would look quite different. Read more 


25 August 2015 - 20 November 2016, Exhibition

BodenSchätzeWerte - Unser Umgang mit Rohstoffen

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1 June 2016 - 31 January 2017, Exhibition

Tambora und das Jahr ohne Sommer - Der Einfluss von Vulkanen auf das Klima

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31 August 2016, Seminar

GFD Seminar - From earth to super-earths, using big lasers to study planetary interiors

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31 August 2016, Internal

Gesteine bestimmen

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31 August 2016, Workshop

Wenn die Erde bebt: Besuch im Erdbebensimulator - Workshop für Lehrpersonen

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31 August 2016, Colloquium

On giant sloths and glyptodonts - the Roth collections of South American mammals in Zurich

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Inaugural, farewell and introductory lectures

4 November 2016, Introductory lecture

Computational Structural Geology - A modern support for field geologists

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