Luca Caricchi nominated member of the Young Academy of Europe
October 24, 2018

Prof. Luca Caricchi has been nominated member of the Young Academy of Europe (YAE). Members are nominated for their outstanding scientific excellence as recognised by peers, leadership capacity, scientific independence, and ability to collaborate with international partners. The YAE mission is to pr…

Oliver Higgins won the best speed talk award at SEG2018
October 23, 2018

Oliver Higgins, now doctoral candidate in the Volcanology-Petrology Group,  obtained last September the award to the best  "speed talk" at the 2018 Meeting of the Society of Economic Geologists, in Keystone, Colorado. In his 5 minute talk, he achieved to highlight in a clear way  the results of his …

University of Geneva Biogeochemist Nominated a Specialty Chief Editor of Frontiers in Environmental Science, Biogeochemical Dynamics
October 22, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Vera Slaveykova, a professor in Environmental biogeochemistry and ecotoxicology at the Department F.A. Forel for Environmental and Aquatic Sciences and the Institute for Environmental Sciences for her nomination as a Specialty Chief Editor of the newly launched Biogeochemical…

Meeting with the Mexico - Central American delegation
September 27, 2018

The CERG-C team has met on Tuesday 25 September 2018 a delegation of academics and practitioners working in the field of risk reduction from Mexican and Central American institutions affiliated with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) to explore new forms of collaborations and joi…

New collaboration between UNIGE and INGEMMET
September 24, 2018

The group of Physical Volcanology and Geological Risk of the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Geneva, led by Prof Costanza Bonadonna has started a collaboration with the volcanic observatory INGEMMET of Arequipa (Peru) including a training in Arequipa on the characterization of explosive …

Global warming: worrying lessons from the past
September 13, 2018

56 million years ago, the Earth experienced an exceptional episode of global warming. In a very short time on a geological scale, within 10 to 20’000 years, the average temperature increased by 5 to 8 degrees, only returning to its original level a few hundred thousand years later. Based on the anal…

Best Poster Award for Camille Thomas
August 23, 2018

Camille Thomas, SNF postdoctoral fellow at the Limnogeology/Geomicrobiology Group, received last week the Best Poster Award for Early Career Scientists at the 20th International Sedimentological Congress in Quebec, Canada. Congratulations Camille!

International Symposium “Ore Deposits Research: Routes to New Perspectives”
August 23, 2018

The Mineral Resources groups of the University of Geneva, University of Bern and ETH Zurich co-organized a one-day International Symposium « Ore Deposits Research: Routes to New Perspectives » to celebrate the scientific careers of Lluis Fontboté and Christoph Heinrich. More than 100 present and for…

Geneva sedimentologist becomes president of the International Association of Sedimentologists
August 20, 2018

Congratulations to Daniel Ariztegui for his election at the prestigious function of President of the International Association of Sedimentologists (IAS), and to Elias Samankassou who takes the responsibility of the IAS Special Publications. With close to 2000 members, the IAS is the largest associat…

Future winters glimpsed in the Alps
August 14, 2018

The weather of January 2018 was unusual - at the upper extreme of the historical distribution of storminess, temperature and precipitation measurements in the Western Alps – and broke many weather records. Not only was January 2018 unprecedentedly warm, but it was also extremely wet with unusual sno…