A new online archive dating back to Spring 2010, contains over 250 recorded science talks and is available now on the UTIG website. The UTIG Seminar Series Archive is the first step in a project to collect science talks held at UTIG and make them freely available online. Over the coming months, the recorded talks… Continue Reading The UTIG Seminar Series Archive is Now Online!
As the Covid-19 pandemic extends its impact to the new academic year, students are having to rapidly adapt to unprecedented changes in the educational environment and face increased financial and career insecurity. Some students are facing unexpected life and financial challenges due to the loss of part time jobs, unemployed parents or family members, and some… Continue Reading Keeping Dreams Alive During a Pandemic
In a new Nature Geosciences paper, Im, Saffer, Marone, and Avouac report on computer models that incorporate laboratory measurements from natural fault rocks to study fault slip and rupture behavior. They show that the frictional properties of these natural fault rocks can explain the spectrum of slip behavior observed on tectonic faults that spans from… Continue Reading Frictional Properties of Natural Fault Rocks Explain Slip
A rock core from Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, has given scientists a powerful new tool to understand how catastrophic events shaped Earth’s ecosystems before the rise of the dinosaurs. The quarter-mile-long core is from an important part of the Triassic Period when life on Earth endured a series of cataclysmic events: Our planet was… Continue Reading Arizona Rock Core Sheds Light on Triassic Dark Ages
On March 13, 2020, like most labs at The University of Texas at Austin, the Jackson School’s Analytical Laboratory for Paleoclimate Studies powered down instruments, stored samples and suspended operations. The lab’s research team gathered what data they could and took their work online. For Jud Partin, a UTIG research associate who leads the research… Continue Reading Climate scientist moves research online, while learning to homeschool