Studying cool volcanoes
Lancaster student wins a prize for his research project deciphering an unusual Icelandic tuya volcano which erupted through ice
VMSG award for Lancaster volcanologist
Dr Hugh Tuffen is recognised by his peers for his outstanding research, enthusiastic leadership and profile raising activities
The Unsung Heroes of Summer: Beach Bulldozer Engineers
Once again the summer holidays have arrived and many people will be jetting off to the beach. However, few tourists will notice the tonnes of sand and gravel that weren’t there the previous year.
Earth sciences accolade
A volcanologist, who spent some of his formative years at Lancaster University, has won the 2015 Vetlesen Prize, considered the ‘Nobel Prize’ for earth sciences
Volcanologist inspires a generation with new book
Dr Hugh Tuffen describes the incredible life of a volcanologist in the book which is aimed at young people who are looking for interesting and adventurous careers.
Unlocking the secrets of the deep
What is a Himalayan geologist, typically acclimatized to working at altitudes in excess of 4000m, doing in the Bay of Bengal, bobbing around at sea level? Dr Yani Najman explains.
Trekking and training in nature's highest laboratory
Dr Yani Najman organises a group of 32 scientists on a geological field trip across the Himalaya.
"Outstanding scientist" wins medal
Professor Barbara Maher has been awarded the Mineralogical Society-Schlumberger Award (2014) for her work. The annual award was founded in 1990 to recognize scientific excellence in mineralogy and its applications.
Lava sighting solves mystery
Scientists have made the first ever observations of how a rare type of lava continues moving almost a year after a volcanic eruption.
Ancient volcanic activity on asteroids
Emeritus Professor Lionel Wilson explains how data from the spacecraft Dawn show that the same kinds of volcanic eruptions that happen on Earth now took place on some asteroids 4570 million years ago.
Volcanic ash study prize
A mature student’s undergraduate dissertation could help in the development of a volcanic ash early warning system for aircraft.