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Nine professors appointed at ETH Zurich

Upon application of the President of ETH Zurich, Professor Lino Guzzella, at its meeting of 28/29 September 2016 the ETH Board appointed nine professors and took note of the resignation of 3 professors and thanked them for their services. Read more 


Shining brightly on the European stage

Six young scientists from ETH Zurich are to receive ERC Starting Grants. The European Research Council offers these grants to support talented young researchers as they embark on their academic careers. The selected projects come from several different ETH research areas. Read more 


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 

Department News


New Professorship in Climate Geology

Welcome Heather Stoll, Professor of Climate Geology! Read more 


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 

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