Geoff Brown prize for best student poster at VMSG 2020 awarded to Gregor Weber
January 18, 2020

Ph.D student Gregor Weber was awarded the Geoff Brown prize for best student poster at the Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group (VMSG) conference in Plymouth (UK) for the presentation of "Thermochemical modelling of eruptible magma chemistry: Implication for the compositional diversity of igneous roc…

Precipitation efficiency controls gold endowments in porphyry deposits
January 16, 2020

Why are some porphyry deposits – formed by magmatic fluids in volcanic arcs – rich in copper while others primarily contain gold? In an attempt to answer this question, a researcher from the University of Geneva (UNIGE) investigated how the metals are accumulated over the time duration of a minerali…

2020 SEG Award to Massimo Chiaradia
January 8, 2020

Massimo Chiaradia (University of Geneva) has been selected as the 2020 SEG Thayer Lindsley Visiting Lecturer on the basis of widely recognized expertise in a field of economic geology.

Students at the drilling site in Lully
December 16, 2019

The students of the second year of Bachelor visited the geothermal drilling site GEo-02 in the framework of the course of Geophysics with Animuse. The well GEo-02 is drilled in the framework of the geothermie2020.ch program and has the objective of prospecting the Mesozoic units down to approximatel…

Leonardo en perspective exhibition
December 11, 2019

Best oral and poster presentations award for Corin Jorgenson and Sabi Peris Cabré
December 3, 2019

At this year’s Swiss Geoscience Meeting in Fribourg, two of our master students, Corin Jorgenson and Sabi Peris Cabré, were awarded the price for the best oral and poster presentations, respectively. Corin presented “Consequences of magma-CO2 interaction for explosive volcanism at Colli Albani (Ita…

Workshop: Flood in a warmer world: insight from paleohydrology
November 20, 2019

During the last 11-13 of November, the Earth Science Department hosted the first workshop of the second phase of the PAGES Flood Working Group (FWG). More than 30 researcher from different countries were discussed how the gathered information from past flood events can contribute to a better underst…

Geothermal drilling in Geneva: Outreach activity for the Energy Transition
November 19, 2019

In occasion of the Open Day organised by the Services Industriels de Genève (SIG) and the Canton of Geneva for the kick-off of second GEO-02 geothermal exploration well being drilled now in Lully in the framework of the GEothermie2020 program, the University of Geneva hosted several booths where exp…

Best poster award for Inés Segovia Campos
November 6, 2019

Last week Inés Segovia Campos was awarded with the prize to the best poster presentation at the International Conference and Workshop Microbialites: Formation, Evolution, Diagenesis (M-Fed) in Dijon (France) for her poster « A newly described biomineralization process shared by numerous species ?». …

Costanza Bonadonna among the 100 outstanding career representatives
November 5, 2019

As part of an Interreg PILE project (Interregional Equality Laboratory Project) and a swissuniversities cooperation project, led by the Equality Service of the University of Geneva, a communication and awareness-raising campaign on the theme of "100 women and thousands more" has been set up to highl…