LéXPLORE a floating laboratory for the study of Lake Geneva
February 25, 2019

LéXPLORE is a project from UNIGE, UNIL, EPFL, EAWAG and INRA-CARTELL. We have jointly constructed a unique floating platform for the study of Lake Geneva, using a range of automated sensors and instruments. Lake Geneva physics, biogeochemistry and (plankton) ecology will be studied at a level of det…

TERRASCOPE out in the school of Montchoisy
February 12, 2019

Monday 11th of February 2019, our Terrascope animators were in a mission to teach some elements of Geology of the Geneva region to 6 years old children. Huge success for the kids who have been fascinated by the (real) gold flakes they extracted with a classic gold pan like good old gold diggers!

Luca Paolillo recipient of the ELSTE-A. Lombard and the Swiss Geological Society Prize for best MSc thesis
December 10, 2018

Nick Greber recipient of the 2018 Niggli Medal
December 3, 2018

Congratulations to Nick for being awarded the Niggli medal for 2018 in recognition of his outstanding work on the evolution of the Earth’s crust. Nick received the medal during the award ceremony at the Swiss Geoscience Meeting in Bern on November 30, 2018.

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…