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Geologists discover 60 million-year-old meteorite impact

Birkbeck’s Simon Drake, Andy Beard, Hilary Downes and Jergus Baca were part of a team of geologists who discovered the meteorite impact on the Isle of Skye, including mineral forms never before reported on Earth.

New research sheds light on one of the world’s earliest urban civilisations

An international team, including Birkbeck’s Professor Andy Carter, uncovered new evidence on the rise and fall of the Indus Civilisation.

New technique for analysing Earth samples and Martian meteorites reveals planets’ origins

Finer analysis of magnesium isotope ratios gives insight into the link between the physical and chemical composition of planets in our solar system.

Could the planet recover from climate change?

Research from the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences’ Dr Philip Pogge von Strandmann found the Earth’s ‘natural thermostat’ could enable recovery from climate change – but this would take hundreds of thousands of years.

Jenna and Ross explain why studying at Birkbeck was a good career move and a great experience