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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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16.06.2017

A new view of the world

The Swiss World Atlas has been published in a completely revised new edition. In addition to the usual topographic relief maps, it also contains maps on current global issues such as the environment, energy and conflicts. Read more 

10.05.2017

Continental crust thanks to the right mixture

For the first time, ETH scientists have successfully recreated the formation of continental crust in the Archean using a computer simulation. The model helps us to better understand processes that took place three to four billion years ago. Read more 

09.05.2017

Swiss households could save energy

Efficient use of electricity is central to Energy Strategy 2050. But how much electricity-saving potential do Swiss households actually have? And which factors influence this efficiency? Read more 

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 

Department News

15.06.2017

ETH Study week at the D-ERDW

How is the natural and man-made environment reflected in Lake Zurich? This question was posed by 17 high school students (16 females and 1 male) at this year's study week under the guidance of Gregory de Souza. Read more 

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 

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