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Professor Kathy Whaler is made an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) by the Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace on 20th March. Copyright: PA Images

Professor Kathy Whaler was presented with her OBE by the Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace on 20th March. 

Professor Whaler is Chair of Geophysics, and is amongst ten staff members from the University of Edinburgh to have been recognised...

Published on : Thu, 19/04/2018
Numerical micromagnetic modelling was used to determine the stability and nature of complex magnetic structures inside the meteoritic iron particles.

Researchers from the School of GeoSciences suggest that the discovery of magnetic particles found in dusty olivines of meteorites can hold a record of the magnetic fields in the solar system during its formation more than 4.6 billion years ago. 

Published on : Tue, 10/04/2018
Side-angle image of sauropod footprint.  Credits: Jon Hoad

Researchers from the School of GeoSciences study dozens of giant footprints discovered on a Scottish island shedding light on an important period in dinosaur evolution. 

Published on : Tue, 03/04/2018
Low earners most at risk from local access to alcohol

A team from the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow studied links between alcohol consumpton and income. 

Published on : Mon, 26/03/2018
Simplified geological map of the Pearl River Mouth Basin showing the location of the Huizhou hydrocarbon fields and the Haifeng Power Plant

A new approach by Scottish and Chinese scientists could enable large-scale storage of carbon dioxide emissions in China.

Published on : Thu, 15/03/2018
The Climate Change Plan, published by the Scottish Government

Our partner institute, Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage (SCCS) is to assist with setting out specific policies and proposals for meeting Scotland’s climate change targets and placing Scotland on a global leadership path.

Published on : Tue, 13/03/2018