Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin
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Expedition Will Sample Crater
Left By Dinosaur-killing Asteroid

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UTIG is hiring!

* Endowed Chair in Geophysics
* Postdoctoral Research Positions

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Grad Student on Expedition to Study the Indian Monsoon and Climate Change

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East Antarctica Melting Could Be Explained By Oceanic Gateways

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NASA Data Peers
into Greenland's Ice Sheet

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UTIG Researchers Involved in Cayman Trough Project

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UTIG Researchers Involved in Cayman Trough Project

UTIG research scientists Nick Hayman and Harm Van Avendonk are part of a U.S., UK and Germany collaborative effort to gather seismic imaging data from the Cayman Trough, the long strip of low bathymetry between Honduras and Jamaica. Much of the trough is oceanic lithosphere (crust and upper mantle) that forms at the Mid-Cayman Spreading Center, also known as the Cayman Rise, and crosses the trough just south of Grand Cayman. UTIG's Steffen Saustrup, Anatoly MIronov, and PhD student Jennifer Harding are also aboard the R/V Meteor on the project. You can read about their progress on a special blog here.

Expedition Will Sample Crater Left By Dinosaur-killing Asteroid

UTIG scientist Sean Gulick and his colleagues from the U.K. and Mexico are formalizing plans to drill nearly 5,000 feet below the seabed to take core samples from the crater of the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs. Read more.

UTIG Is Hiring!

UTIG is seeking applicants for a position as a senior research scientist who would serve as the Endowed Chair in Geophysics. We are also seeking applicants for two postdoctoral research positions to study methane hydrates in geological systems.

East Antarctica Melting Could Be Explained By Oceanic Gateways

UTIG researchers have discovered two seafloor gateways that could allow warm ocean water to reach the base of Totten Glacier, East Antarctica's largest and most rapidly thinning glacier. Read more.

UT JSG Enhances Research Ties With Mexico

A new agreement between The University of Texas at Austin and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) will strengthen collaboration between UT's Jackson School of Geosciences and its counterparts at UNAM in the fields of energy, environment and sustainability. A group of researchers from the JSG's Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) led by director Terry Quinn visited Mexico City last week and met with Mexican scientists from academia, the private sector and public institutions to discuss areas of shared interests such as the deep-water Gulf of Mexico. Find out more.