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ETH Zurich researchers working at NAGRA's Grimsel rock laboratory have retreated deep inside the mountain. By fracturing solid rock, they are hoping to re-examine the feasibility of geothermal power plants based on petrothermal technology.

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24.04.2017

Little Ice Age displaced the tropical rain belt

Even small changes in global temperature can trigger a migration of the tropical rain belt. This can also lead to climate change, as described by a team of researchers from ETH Zurich and other universities. Read more 

22.03.2017

Sunbathing meteoroids

When a meteoroid travels in space, solar radiation leaves distinctive imprints on its outer layer. Together with colleagues, ETH researcher Antoine Roth has developed novel analytical techniques to detect these imprints, allowing the team to reconstruct meteorites’ space journeys. Read more 

16.03.2017

The dream of building bridges

The French geologist Matthieu Galvez is one of the winners of the Branco Weiss Fellowship 2016. We discuss how he will be using this fellowship, how it will benefit him and why he chose a career as a researcher. Read more 

10.03.2017

New professors appointed

The ETH Board appointed three new professors and awarded the title of Professor to five recipients upon application of ETH President Lino Guzzella Read more 

06.03.2017

Earth is bombarded at random

Asteroids don’t hit our planet at regular intervals, as was previously thought. Earth scientists from ETH Zurich and Lund University in Sweden have reached this conclusion after analysing impact craters formed in the last 500 million years, concentrating on precisely dated events. Read more 

Department News

25.04.2017

ETH-Medals - Distinction of Doctoral Thesis

The Department of Earth Sciences congratulates Franziska Lechleitner and Marlies Vasmel. Read more 

30.03.2017

ETH earth sciences remain Number 1 in the world

ETH Zurich earth scientists performed outstandingly in the QS World University Rankings, achieving the top place among all universities worldwide. Read more 

17.03.2017

The rock crackers

ETH Zurich researchers working at NAGRA's Grimsel rock laboratory have retreated deep inside the mountain. By fracturing solid rock, they are hoping to re-examine the feasibility of geothermal power plants based on petrothermal technology. Read more 

23.02.2017

Information Event Master Study Programme

The Department of Earth Sciences is organizing an information event for prospective Master Students on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 17.15 in NO C 60. Read more 

29.11.2016

Master degree graduation ceremony 2016

This year's master degree graduation ceremony took place on November 25. Read more 

10.11.2016

EGU - Outstanding student poster and PICO (OSSP) Awards 2016

Congratulations to PhD student Francesca Forni, Magmatic Petrology and Volcanology group, Prof. Olivier Bachmann. Read more 

13.09.2016

New Professorship in Climate Geology

Welcome Heather Stoll, Professor of Climate Geology! Read more 

26.04.2016

ETH Medals - Distinction of Doctoral Thesis

The Department of Earth Sciences congratulates Christoph Püthe and Christian Wirsig. Read more 

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