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The UTIG Geophysics Blog
Stories and updates from the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics.
UTIG graduate research assistants are among Jackson School students to have been awarded The University of Texas at Austin’s Unrestricted Endowed Presidential Scholarship. The award recognizes outstanding academic achievement. Each student will receive at least $2,500 in unrestricted funds. The 2021 UTIG recipients were: Abby Varona A 2nd year M.S. student studying deepwater stratigraphy. Catherine… Continue Reading Graduate Students at UTIG Awarded Presidential Scholarship
When London Darce learned that the 2021 UT Marine Geology and Geophysics field course was going ahead, they jumped at the chance to make up for experiences they’d missed when the class was canceled early in the coronavirus pandemic. “Hands-on fieldwork is vital, it’s what the geosciences are all about,” Darce said. Darce, who is… Continue Reading Back in the Field: Marine Geology and Geophysics Field Course Returned in 2021
Backpack, hat and rock-hammer in hand: the archetypal geologist has attracted generations of outdoor-loving people to the geosciences. But it’s an image that people like Thorsten Becker, a professor at The University of Texas at Austin’s Jackson School of Geosciences and this year’s recipient of the International Lithosphere Program’s Evgueni Burov Medal, hope to change.… Continue Reading How an award-winning geophysics professor is doing his part to reshape the geosciences
UTIG’s postdoc on discovering a new kind of tectonic behavior. GEOPHYSICS Q&A Before joining the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics, Antoniette Greta Grima discovered a previously unknown tectonic plate behavior that she called ‘slab orphaning.’ The process, which occurs 660 kilometers (410 miles) under the Earth’s surface, describes the way tectonic plates — or… Continue Reading Antoniette Greta Grima: ‘Bam! It broke in two and went on its own sweet way as if nothing had happened’