Summer 2022 Newsletter
This issue contains:
- The Ecology and Conservation of Pangolins - Ruth Smith
- SUERC Collaboration with University of Zambia - Douglas Morrison
- Surface Exposure Dating using Luminescence with the Application of Luminescence Scanning Instruments - My Spring visit to SUERC - Tristan Bench
- Technicians Commitment and Technicians Commitment conference - Eleanor McKay
Research visit to advance diagnosis of condition common in Sub-Saharan Africa
Scottish scientists are teaming up with researchers from Zambia to find new ways to diagnose and treat a condition which affects millions in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Super eruptions are millions of years in the making – followed by rapid surge, scientists find
Wed, 03 Aug 2022 17:00:21 BST
New research suggests that that super-eruptions occur when huge accumulations of magma deep in the Earth’s crust, formed over millions of years, move rapidly to the surface, disrupting pre-existing rock.
Revisiting the isotope composition of neon in air
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 17:00:00 BST
In a new paper, Dr Domokos Györe et al. at SUERC has used a state-of-the-art ThermoFisher ARGUS-VI to quantify 20NeH+ abundance, determine what controls its formation in mass spectrometers and the extent that it affects Ne isotope measurements.
Autumn 2021 Newsletter
This issue contains:
- Getting real about decarbonising heating: David Walls
- Glass Ships in Bottles, the Link to Scientific Glassblowing: Robert McLeod
- The Geo-Biosciences Advanced E-Learning Academy (GAEA): Millie Bompard
Everledger seals agreement with UofG to combat counterfeit Scotch whiskies
Fri, 18 Dec 2020 18:00:00 GMT
Everledger and the Scottish Universities Environment Research Centre (SUERC) of the University of Glasgow have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to join forces to tackle fraud within the whisky industry.
Ancient meteorite ‘black beauty’ reveals secrets of Mars topographical evolution
Thu, 24 May 2018 15:00:00 BST
By looking at an ancient Martian meteorite that landed in the Sahara Desert, SUERC and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists have determined how and when the red planet’s crustal topographic and geophysical divide formed.
SUERC awarded the EARTHTIME 205Pb-233U-235U tracer solution
Tue, 25 Aug 2020 17:25:00 BST
Darren Mark, Anne Kelly and Vincent Gallagher application for the EARTHTIME 5-3-5 tracer solution successful. The tracer is expected to arrive at SUERC autumn 2020 and will allow for significant improvements in accuracy and precision for U-Pb ages owing to improved fractionation control during mass spectrometric measurement.
First SUERC high-precision U-Pb study published
Tue, 25 Aug 2020 17:20:00 BST
Darren Mark along with Vincent Gallagher and Anne Kelly have published the first high-precision zircon U-Pb age data collected at SUERC in our new geochronology suite. The CA-ID-TIMS measurements were made using our 205Pb-235U inhouse spike and provide age constraints for key fossil-bearing sequences within Wales.
SUERC Postgraduate Student, Jack Carter, has published his first paper from his PhD research.
Tue, 25 Aug 2020 17:15:00 BST
Jack along with Marissa Tremblay and Darren Mark present a Bayesian method for the analysis and interpretation of 40Ar/39Ar step-heating spectra that result from mixing of multiple components, where a component is defined by both its age and mineral composition. This is the first of three papers that Jack will publish in the next few months.
Previous rapid thinning of Pine Island Glacier sheds light on future Antarctic ice loss.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:00:00 GMT
New research, published this week in Science, suggests that the largest single contributor to global sea level rise, a glacier of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, may continue thinning for decades to come.
The origin of the Acheulean
Fri, 18 Dec 2015 12:00:00 GMT
New research led by SUERC and Instituto de Evolución en África presents a technological study and evidence of the use of these tools on the butchery and consumption of fauna, probably by early Homo erectus sensu lato (Nature Scientific Reports, December 2015).
SUERC signs MoU with Fukushima University
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:00:00 BST
On Friday October 10th a delegation from SUERC visited Fukushima University to inspect the new Institute of Environmental Radioactivity based at the University. Fukushima University President, Professor Katsumi Nakai, and SUERC Director, Professor Rob Ellam, signed a Memorandum of Understanding in support of the on-going collaboration between our two institutions.
SUERC-led paper in top five most downloaded Quaternary Geochronology articles of 2014
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:00:00 GMT
The SUERC-led paper presents the most accurate and highest precision age for the Young Toba Super Eruption and uses the tephra that was produced from the eruption to link climate archives from around the globe.
Landscape dynamics and Bannockburn 1314: scientific answers to historical problems
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 17:00:00 BST
Researchers at the Universities of Stirling and Aberdeen and the SUERC Radiocarbon Laboratory have been awarded a £118,000 grant by the Leverhulme Trust on: Landscape dynamics and Bannockburn 1314: scientific answers to historical problems.
Researchers find evidence that Greenland Ice Sheet persisted for nearly 3 million years through periods of global warming
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:00:00 BST
A team of international scientists has found organic soil frozen to the bottom of the Greenland Ice Sheet for 2.7 million years. The discovery provides strong evidence that the ice sheet has persisted for much longer than previously thought, enduring many periods of past global warming.
(Re)dating Danebury hillfort and later prehistoric settlements in the environs: a Bayesian approach
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 17:00:00 BST
Researchers at the Universities of Leicester and Oxford and the SUERC Radiocarbon Laboratory have been awarded a £243,000 grant by the Leverhulme Trust on: (Re)dating Danebury hillfort and later prehistoric settlements in the environs: a Bayesian approach
Martian rocks yield important clues about life on the Red Planet
Tue, 16 Jun 2015 00:00:00 BST
Dr Darren Mark (SUERC) & collaborators publish paper (Nature Communications, Tuesday 16th June) highlighting efforts to assess the possibility of life on Mars have taken a step forward thanks to the successful extraction and measurement of methane from Martian rocks.
PAGES project: Pleistocene Archaeology, Geochronology and Environment of the Southern Caucasus
Sun, 24 Apr 2016 21:00:00 BST
Leverhulme fund 3 year project that links traditional archaeological approaches to understanding evolution with high-precision 40Ar/39Ar geochronology: PAGES (Pleistocene Archaeology, Geochronology and Environment of the Southern Caucasus)
Inversed Climate Trends in East Asia and Europe during the Younger Dryas Stadial – Evidence from Lake Suigetsu
Sun, 02 Apr 2017 15:22:00 BST
New evidence from Lake Suigetsu (Japan) shows evidence of a bi-partition of the Younger Dryas Stadial in East Asia and implies a climatic dipole between Europe and East Asia.
Sensations of Roman life: Reconstructing and experiencing a multi-sensory virtual reality environment
Wed, 06 Apr 2016 12:00:00 BST
Researchers at the University of Reading, Royal Holloway and SUERC have been awarded a £64,000 research grant by the AHRC titled: Sensations of Roman life: Reconstructing and experiencing a multi-sensory virtual reality environment.