Research Groups

Research in the Earth and Planetary Sciences department spans the spectrum from the formation of elements to the origin and co-evolution of life and environment on our planet. Faculty research programs are broad, exciting and carried out with the help of cutting edge analytical facilities. Research localities include 3D virtual landscapes on Mars, the Caucasus Mountains in Georgia, the calderas in the volcanic fields of New Zealand, the Parana basin in Brazil, the ocean basins, and Antarctic subglacial lakes. The diversity of research programs within the department of Earth and Planetary Sciences are represented by the following disciplines: