CU team wins international geophysics challenge bowl

Nov. 29, 2017

CU grad students Jefferson Yarce and Danny Feucht, both from the Department of Geological Sciences and CIRES, won the Society of Exploration Geophysicists international challenge bowl at the SEG annual meeting in Houston on September 25, 2017. Yarce and Feucht won the regional competition in Denver in the spring, beating...

Professor Peter Molnar is named University Distinguished Professor, the highest honor awarded to faculty across the CU system’s four campuses.

Nov. 16, 2017

Paul Weimer receives the Don R. Boyd Medal from the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies.

Nov. 2, 2017

In November, Paul Weimer will receive the Don R. Boyd Medal from the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies . This is a career award recognizing "Excellence in Gulf Coast Geology: for distinguished standing in Gulf Coast Basin research geology, and professional leadership."

CU Boulder No. 2 in geosciences, No. 44 overall in the world, say global rankings

Oct. 31, 2017

Assistant Professor Position in Rock Physics

Oct. 27, 2017

The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the field of Rock Physics. We seek a scientist who will examine the relationship between stress and deformation in earth materials. The focus and research direction can include experimental, theoretical, applied, or field methods related to the mechanics of deformation in any part of the earth.

Jenny Nakai

Graduate Student Jenny Nakai's research in the news

Oct. 25, 2017

Raton Basin earthquakes linked to oil and gas fluid injections - CU Boulder Today CU Boulder study links Raton Basin earthquakes to oil and gas wastewater injection - Daily Camera Raton Basin earthquakes linked to oil and gas fluid injections -

Beyond Boulder: Digging in the Arctic mud for answers to climate change

Oct. 23, 2017

Working from a small boat on the choppy lake waters in northern Canada, Sarah Crump, a paleoclimatologist, pulls up a 5-foot mud core sample from the undisturbed lakebed. Crump and her research team work with a sense of urgency. Even in summer, bad weather can move in quickly. And they...

Boulder: The happiest city in America (National Geographic Gallup Index)

Oct. 20, 2017

Public event Thursday 12 October at Fiske Planetarium – “Before Life”

Oct. 9, 2017 “For millenia, the origin of life has been an active topic of debate and investigation. Only recently has substantial progress been made that begins to put together a consistent and coherent picture the time period leading up to a 'habitable solar system'; the first 50-100 million years after the...

Craig Jones releases new book about how Sierra Nevada geology impacts us today

Sept. 27, 2017

The Mountains that Remade America, by Craig Jones