Professor Stephen Foley is a specialist in igneous and metamorphic petrology and geochemistry – the physics and chemistry of rocks formed in the deep crust and mantle.
Our current understanding of large-scale crustal structures is mostly via seismic tomography images, which are similar to CT scans used in medicine. The recent advent of ambient-noise tomography, which relies on information from seismic noise generated by oceans, has proved to be extremely powerful in resolving crustal structures.
Dr Leanne Armand (Dept. Biological Sciences) and A/Prof. Kelsie Dadd (Dept. Earth and Planetary Sciences) have just returned from the East Coast of Tasmania where they participated on a 5 day “Geosciences” trial voyage on the new Marine National Facility.
Professor Simon Turner is driven by his passion and curiosity to solve fundamental problems in the earth sciences, he is world renowned and has made major contributions to the earth sciences field of research.