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European funding for four ETH professors

Four researchers from ETH Zurich have been awarded the prestigious ERC Advanced Grants. Over the next five years, their projects will receive about CHF 12.7 million in funding from the European Research Council. Read more 


Bubbles lead to disaster

Why are volcanologists interested in vapour bubbles? Because they can accumulate in a magma reservoir underneath a volcano, priming it to explode. Researchers at ETH Zurich and Georgia Institute of Technology have now discovered how bubbles are able to accumulate in the magma. Read more 


Ten professors appointed at ETH Zurich

The ETH Board has appointed ten professors at ETH Zurich in accordance with the application submitted by ETH Zurich President Lino Guzzella. Read more 


Unser viel zu grosser Fussabdruck

Planungshorizonte, wie sie die Schweiz fürs Klima und die Endlagerung radioaktiver Abfälle festlegt, sind so langfristig, dass sie heute zu wenig bewegen und langfristig die Zielerreichung in Frage stellen. Dabei wären in beiden Fällen fast alle technischen Lösungen vorhanden. Warum sind die Zeitpläne bei der Endlagerung und dem Klimaschutz so wenig ambitiös? Read more 


Traces of life discovered in mantle rock

An international expedition, led by ETH Professor Gretchen Bernasconi-Green, has discovered traces of life in a core sample. The geologist explains what this means. Read more 

Department News


ETH Medals - Distinction of Doctoral Thesis

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


Earth sciences again best in the world

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


Earth Sciences T-Shirts

The exclusive Department of Earth Sciences t-shirts are now available in the ETH Store Sonneggstrasse. Read more 


Graduation ceremony

Master degree graduation ceremony 2015 Read more 

19.11.2015 (Updated: 03.12.2015)

The countdown to the quest for gravitational waves is on

Some 100 years ago, Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves in his general theory of relativity. In spite of intense efforts, experimental proof of these waves has so far eluded scientists. The LISA Pathfinder space probe from the European Space Agency ESA aims to change this – with the participation of the Institute of Geophysics at ETH Zurich. Read more 


SEG 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award

The Department of Earth Sciences congratulates Prof. em. Alan Green and his group (former AUG group). Read more 

07.08.2015 (Updated: 09.02.2016)

How we use mineral resources

The focus Terra exhibition "Earth's Treasures" is about the formation, mining and use of mineral resources, and how we deal with products we no longer need. Read more 


New Earth Science Collections image catalogue

ETH Zurich's Earth Science Collections display approximately 1,200 minerals, fossils, and rocks in their catalogue on the platform ETH E-Pics.   Read more 

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