News and Events

Podcast: The geological wonders of central Australia on The Science Show

29 July 2015

Student podcast: The geological wonders of central Australia on The Science Show. Listen to this podcast by Geosciences Masters candidate Jason McConnell-Leech on ABC's RN. Jason participated in Geosciences' central Australia field trip this month.

Listen to the podcast.

EarthByte plate tectonic animation added to NOAA Science On a Sphere database

28 July 2015

An EarthByte plate tectonic animation has recently been added to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s NOAA Science On a Sphere database. NOAA produces large interactive 3D spherical projection systems that are installed at museums, universities, schools and other institutes across the world.

The NOAA post featuring our animation has attracted almost 40,000 views in just 18 hours! This latest animation complements a number of other EarthByte datasets that have been incorporated into NOAA's system, including the age-grid and isochron maps originally created by EarthByte's Maria Seton. Excellent work!

Check out EarthByte's plate tectonic animation.

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EarthByte plate tectonic animation that had been recently added to NOAA's Science on a Sphere database.

EarthByte at the Australia-China Joint Research Centre for Tectonics and Earth Resources (ACTER)

26 July 2015

Recently, EarthByte joined the Australia-China Joint Research Centre for Tectonics and Earth Resources (ACTER). The joint research centre is led by the Institute for Geoscience Research at Curtin University and the Institute of Geology and Geophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, with involvement of Australian and Chinese universities and industry partners. The aim of the centre is to promote joint research activities, the exchange of staff and students, and to foster long-term mutually-beneficial collaboration between Australian and Chinese research groups.

EarthByte's Professor Dietmar Müller will be leading the computational geoscience arm of the centre, which will be investigating the tectonic history of the Australasian region to better understand the cycles of supercontinent assembly and breakup, and their role in shaping the complex tectonics of the Western Pacific and Australasian regions. In better understanding the tectonic and geodynamic evolution of the region, the centre will be able to place greater constraints on the emplacement of mineral deposits and the formation of hydrocarbon resources. At an ACTER workshop, held at Curtin University in July 2015, EarthByte was represented by Dr Simon Williams who presented the key research areas of our group and potential collaborative opportunities for the ACTER participating institutions.

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At an ACTER workshop, held at Curtin University in July 2015, EarthByte was represented by Dr Simon Williams who presented the key research areas of our group and potential collaborative opportunities for the ACTER participating institutions.

Geosciences PhD candidate Stephanie Duce awarded AINSE Postgraduate Research Award!

20 July 2015

Geosciences PhD candidate Stephanie Duce has been awarded an AINSE Postgraduate Research Award! As part of her award, ANSTO will be providing Steph with their expertise and unique facilities at the Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Lucas Heights where she will be using these facilities to perform radiocarbon dating on coral core samples and hopefully work out how spur and groove features form and evolve. Congratulations Steph!

Find out more.

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School of Geosciences, University of Sydney​ PhD candidate Stephanie Duce

Geoscience students at the STANSW Conference

17 July 2015

School of Geosciences students Nikita Golkin, Jonathon Leonard, Carmen Braz and Luke Hardiman demonstrating at the Science Teachers Association of New South Wales' HSC Science Exam Preparation Conference on Friday, 17th July 2015. Thank you to Nikita, Jonathon, Carmen and Luke who took charge of the Magic Planet Workshop on the day.

Learn more about the conference.

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Geoscience students at the STANSW Conference

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Thank you to Nikita, Jonathon, Carmen and Luke who took charge of the Magic Planet Workshop on the day.

Geosciences at the International Science School Program 2015

9 July 2015

Geosciences hosted a successful, 2-day International Science School Program for ISS2015 at the University of Sydney from 8th July - 9th July 2015, with the event starting off with a Geosciences lecture from Sabin Zahirovic and Dr Samantha Clarke, showcasing various interactive activities from Geoscience research groups.

A big thank you to Sabin, Samantha, Phyllis, Stephanie, Rebecca, Elyssa, Stuart, Amanda, Jonathon, Carmen, Luke, Jordan, Tegan and Nikita for sharing their passion and presenting their research to such a keen group of international students!

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Geosciences at our highly successful 2-day International Science School Program for ISS2015!

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Students at the Coral Reefs station, talking about the Great Barrier Reef and One Tree Island Research Station with the Geocoastal Research Group team.

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Nikita and Jono from The EarthByte Group setting up for their Magic Planet simulations!

'Meet a Geek' Event

2 July 2015

The University of Sydney's 'Meet a Geek' Event proved very successfull, with Geosciences being involved in 4 different workshops and presentations looking at Geosciences topics, Coral Reef Geomorphology, Marine & Engineering Geology and GIS and spatio-temporal analysis technologies. A big thank you to our 'geeks' on the day Sabin Zahirovic, Dr Samantha Clarke, Stephanie Duce and Billy Haworth for sharing your research with us and running such successful workshops! What a great turn out!

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Over 140 students from various international Science schools participated during the 'Meet A Geek' event this year.