Mon, 27 Jan 2020 15:00:00 GMT
The history behind the SUERC Radiocarbon Laboratory's recent work on detecting fake whisky.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 18:00:00 GMT
NEIF Scientists are hosting a short course in Geochronology at SUERC from the 20th to the 22nd of April, 2020. This course is open to PhD students, PDRAs and Early Career Scientists.
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 18:00:00 GMT
SUERC Radiocarbon Laboratory unveils bespoke whisky calibration curve to combat rise in counterfeit old and rare Scotch whiskies.
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 12:00:00 BST
SUERC is proud to announce that we have received an Athena SWAN Bronze Award in 2019.
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.
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 12:00:00 BST
Study identifies changing tool-use in capuchin monkeys.
Tue, 29 Jan 2019 17:15:00 GMT
A new study led by Katie Preece and Darren Mark has revealed that the British island of Ascension is an active volcano.
Tue, 29 Jan 2019 17:00:00 GMT
An international group of scientists including SUERC’s Rob Ellam have published evidence of a major explosive eruption in the Inner Hebrides.
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.
Wed, 29 Nov 2017 09:00:00 GMT
The mystery of how an early civilisation in north-west India and Pakistan thrived without a river source may have been solved.
Fri, 03 Nov 2017 17:00:00 GMT
Researchers from University of Portsmouth, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Naples and NERC Life Sciences Mass Spectrometry Facility at SUERC discover previously undocumented feeding strategy.
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:00:00 BST
Robert McLeod, SUERC scientific glassblower, hosts international guests at BSSG Symposium.
Tue, 03 Oct 2017 16:00:00 BST
Analysis of Martian meteorites has uncovered 90 million years’ worth of new information about one of the red planet’s volcanoes
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 09:00:00 BST
Six SUERC researchers share their love of science with the greater Glasgow community at Explorathon 2017
Wed, 27 Sep 2017 09:00:00 BST
Potentially economic levels of helium have been discovered in gases extracted from UK coal seams by a team led by Prof. Fin Stuart, with colleagues at the University of Edinburgh.
Wed, 12 Jul 2017 09:00:00 BST
Study by researchers from the University of Glasgow and NERC’s Life Sciences Mass Spectrometry Facility at SUERC reveals reasons for drastically low breeding success.
Tue, 06 Jun 2017 17:00:00 BST
SUERC Director, Rob Ellam, receives Honorary Professorship from Tianjin University
Wed, 10 May 2017 07:00:00 BST
High precision Nd isotope measurements of proto-Iceland plume basalts from Baffin island require that enstatite chondrites were a major component of the accreting Earth.
Mon, 01 May 2017 09:00:00 BST
New research shows that a volcano in northeastern Australia last erupted around 7000 years ago – and stories passed down by the Gugu Badhun Aboriginal people suggest they were there to see it happen.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:00:00 BST
SUERC student, Kieran Tierney, was awarded ‘best presentation’ at the 36th Open Meeting of the UK’s Co-ordinating Group on Environmental Radioactivity (COGER) this April
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.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 17:00:00 GMT
SUERC placement student Marcus Boyd a runner-up in UK Young Scientist of the Year at the Big Bang Fair in Birmingham.
Mon, 03 Sep 2018 12:00:00 BST
Calderglen High pupil Marc Caffrey has been undertaking a summer project at SUERC to see if the Serengeti seasons affect grass in a way that may influence wildebeest migration.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 16:00:00 GMT
NERC-funded research project. Testing the ‘megadrought’ hypothesis and its implications for human evolution.
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 11:00:00 GMT
Results show that caldera collapse attributed to a super eruption almost 40,000 years ago was smaller than what scientists expected. So what might have really happened?
Sun, 24 Apr 2016 21:00:00 BST
UK Space Agency (UKSA) fund KHRONOS stage II: development of in situ provenance tools and mass spectrometer technologies for rover-based exploration of Mars
STFC (Science and Technologies Facilities Council) fund 3 year consortium project to look at the cycling of heat, water and organics throughout the solar system, from the solar nebula to planetary bodies
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)
Fri, 08 Apr 2016 12:00:00 BST
SUERC student, Helen Kinch, was awarded ‘best poster presentation’ at the Thirty Fifth Open Meeting of the Co-ordinating Group on Environmental Radioactivity (COGER) this week.
Wed, 06 Apr 2016 12:00:00 BST
Researchers at the Falmouth University, University of Cambridge, Brunel University London, University College London and SUERC have been awarded a £64,000 research grant by the AHRC titled: Orkney: 'Beside the Ocean of Time'.
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.
Tue, 19 Jan 2016 17:00:00 GMT
Gold mineralization in Northern Ireland was emplaced during the Grampian event of the Caledonian orogeny.
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).
Thu, 12 Nov 2015 14:00:00 GMT
New research from the University of Bristol and SUERC suggests that the Andes have been a mountain chain for much longer than previously thought.
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 17:00:00 BST
The fate of injected and sequestered CO2 is the focus of the recently published study by Domokos Györe and co-authors (International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 42, November, 2015).
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 12:00:00 BST
The fate of carbon eroded from Arctic soils is the focus of recently published collaborative work with the SUERC-hosted NERC/BGS Radiocarbon Facility.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:00:00 BST
SUERC has taken delivery of the first ever 2nd generation Thermo Scientific 253 Ultra isotope ratio mass spectrometer.
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.
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17:00:00 BST
Derek Hamilton elected as Fellow of Society of Antiquaries of London.
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 17:00:00 BST
2013 Paper (Tomkinson et al., 2013) from STFC project ‘Follow the Water’ led by SUERC selected for 2015 Nature Communications Earth Science Collection.
Researchers from SUERC and the University of Glasgow will present their findings from a UKSA-funded PhD project at the Royal Society (London) Exhibition (5th July onwards).
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.
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:00:00 GMT
In a study just published in Gut, scientists have developed an ingredient that can be added to foods to make them more filling.
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.
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:00:00 BST
Local innovation rather than population expansion explains the appearance of new technologies in Eurasia more than 300,000 years ago.
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.
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.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 14:00:00 GMT
Our former postdoctoral Isotope Apprentice - Dr. Craig Barrie - has been awarded the prestigious Wollaston Fund (2014) by the Geological Society of London.
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 14:00:00 BST
SUERC's active engagement with the local community results in an "excellent" HMI evaluation for Calderglen High.
Wed, 26 Jun 2013 15:00:00 BST
An exciting opportunity exists to join the team of LO-RISE researchers, a UK-wide research consortium into Long-lived Radionuclides in the Surface Environment.
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
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.
Wed, 27 Mar 2013 14:00:00 GMT
SUERC student Joan Miller has just returned from presenting at the Big Bang Fair in London, taking part in the largest STEM celebration for young people in the UK.
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 16:00:00 GMT
Radiocarbon and AMS laboratories help establish age of skeletal remains.
Thu, 07 Feb 2013 22:00:00 GMT
The demise of the dinosaurs is the world’s ultimate whodunit. Was it a comet or asteroid impact? Volcanic eruptions? Climate change?
Fri, 19 Oct 2012 14:00:00 BST
Scientists have used sediment from the bottom of a Japanese lake to calibrate more effectively the tools used to determine the age of ancient materials.
Fri, 14 Sep 2012 11:00:00 BST
Scientists report that prehistoric ice sheets reacted rapidly to a brief cold snap, providing a rare glimpse of glaciers' response to past climate change
Wed, 13 Jun 2012 10:00:00 BST
It’s one of the world’s toughest forms of rock. Now scientists have discovered that granite played an important role in events which eventually led to human life on Earth.
Thu, 26 Apr 2012 10:00:00 BST
A volcanic super-eruption in America’s Yellowstone National Park two million years ago was actually two smaller eruptions 6,000 years apart, new research has revealed.
Mon, 23 Apr 2012 16:00:00 BST
A team of SUERC researchers led by Dr Fin Stuart are to analyse a 0.2g fragment of the Tissint Meteorite named after the area of Morocco where it fell last year.