The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics will lead a research team in a newly funded $58 million effort to study methane hydrates in the Gulf of Mexico as a potential energy source. Full details on the upcoming research and the grant, one of the largest ever awarded to the university, can be read here.
For anyone with an interest in prehistoric life on Earth, just what caused the mass extinction of the dinosaurs has been a question that continues to fascinate long after it was first asked. A recent article published on the Christian Science Monitor website explores this topic and includes comments from Sean Gulick, research associate professor at… Continue Reading The Asteroid that Changed Everything
University of Texas Institute for Geophysics Research Associate Jake Walter contributed to a published study examining the connection between the 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Chile in 2010 and micro-earthquakes in Antarctica, also known as “icequakes.” Walter was a postdoctorate researcher at Georgia Tech working at the time of the study with Zhigang Peng, an associate professor in… Continue Reading UTIG researcher co-authors study on 2010 earthquake-icequake connection
The University of Texas’ Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) became a Silver Sponsor this year for the Science Olympiad, an annual national competition built upon science-themed challenges for middle school and high school students. The mission of Science Olympiad is “increasing student interest in science, creating a technologically literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievement… Continue Reading UTIG Sponsors Science Olympiad Events
The recent University of Texas Institute for Geophysics 2014 Employee Appreciation Luncheon featured a number of years-of-service honorees, special awards and recognitions for top research papers during the 2013-2014 academic year. Dr. Terry Quinn, director for UTIG, presented the 2013 Director’s Circle of Excellence award to Dr. Donald Blankenship, Dr. Kirk McIntosh, Dr. Peter Flemings,… Continue Reading UTIG Employees, Researchers Honored