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Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

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Events in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Find out more about events, seminars and public lectures across the Department.

Diamonds illuminate the nature of Earth’s deep and dynamic carbon cycle

13:00 - 14:00 09 March 2021

Dr Sami Mikhail, Min Soc Distinguished Lecturer, University of St Andrews, joins us for a Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences seminar. Abstract below. Carbon is omnipresent in the Earth system. The predominant mechanisms driving exchange between Earth’s layers are diffusion, volcanism, and chemomechanical mixing (i.e., plate tec..

One Reason Why Aerospace Needs Geologists: How Mineral Dust Damages Engines

13:00 - 14:00 23 March 2021

Dr Rory Clarkson, Rolls Royce, joins us for a Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences seminar. Abstract below. Sand and mineral dust is increasingly becoming a problem for jet engine powered aviation, costing billions of dollars’ worth of damage, increased fuel burn and delayed or cancelled flights. These problems are being driven p..

Explore your planet

13:00 - 16:00 24 March 2021

The aim of this virtual event is to demonstrate how A level Physics, Maths, Chemistry and Biology are both applicable and essential to the study of the Earth and the environment. Sessions will run on Zoom, and include a wide range of topics that are vital to understanding the natural world. Register via the link under "more information".

An audit for action: BAME representation the geosciences

13:00 - 14:00 20 April 2021

Benjamin Fernando, Dept Earth Sciences, University of Oxford, joins us for a Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences seminar. Abstract below. The representation of students and staff from ethnic minority backgrounds in the geosciences leaves much to be desired. However, it is immensely exciting to see a growing number of initiatives a..

Hot rocks beneath our feet; 3D seismic reflection imaging of the processes and products of crustal magmatism

13:00 - 14:00 04 May 2021

Prof Christopher Jackson, University of Manchester, joins us for a Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences seminar. Abstract below. Volcanoes are hot, loud and scary, thus we know little of their internal structure or underlying 'plumbing systems'. Magma intrusion in the Earth's crust, and the extrusion of this material on its surface..

The spread of livestock, dairy and millet into the eastern steppes: Biomolecular perspectives from the Altai mountains and the Mongolian steppe

13:00 - 11 May 2021

Prof Cheryl Makarewicz, University of Kiel, joins us for a Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences seminar. Abstract below. The spread of domesticated plants and animals across the Eurasian steppe sparked the emergence of novel subsistence strategies that converted expanses of plant biomass unavailable for human consumption into a rel..

The 17th UK Heat Transfer Conference

05 - 07 September 2021

The University of Manchester welcomes you to the next in the series of UK Heat Transfer Conferences, UKHTC-2021. The conference will provide an international forum for addressing a wide range of current research problems in heat transfer, both fundamental issues and industrial applications. Topics include forced, natural and mixed convectio..

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