University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) Director Terry Quinn presented $5,000 in endowed awards along with other honors on May 12 at the annual UTIG Appreciation Luncheon. The UTIG Research Excellence Award of $4,000 went to Peter Flemings, while the Eleanor Picard Excellence Award for $1,000 was presented to Tom Richter. Joining the director’s […]
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.
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 […]