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  • Students and lecturer study rocks during Sicily trip 2013
  • Mountain treking during Sicily trip 2013
  • View of the Piora Valley, Central Alps, carved out by glaciers along Mesozoic metasediments
  • Rotated glaucophane-eclogite lens in phengite schist, exposed in a stone wall in Aosta Valley, Italy
  • Of the coast of Antrim
  • A fossil found in Switzerland during 2012 field trip
  • Undergraduate investigating uncomformity on Isle of Kererra Scotland
  • The Museum building in the December snow 2010
  • 4th year Undergraguate 2010 investigating Columnan jointing in Lava, Isle of Kererra Scotland
  • Ol Doinyo Lengai carbonatite volcano in the East African Rift Valley, Northern Tanzania.
  • Folded granite veins in metamorphosed sedimentary rocks, Northern Scotland
  • A fish fossil
  • Driling the Eocene-Oligocene boundary, rain forest, Java
  • Second year geology students studying fossiliferous Carboniferous limestones on field excursion, Hook Head, Co. Wexford Ireland.
  • Ticlio Pass, Western Cordillera of Peru
  • Diatomozonotriletes magnus Beju; a Carboniferous plant spore from Scotland
  • Sub-horizontal Triassic sandstones resting unconformably on strongly folded late Carboniferous greywackes just north of Sagres, southwest Portugal.
  • Students on a field trip to Skye Scotland
  • Carboneras fault zone, Betic Cordillera, Spain
  • Attenborosaurus conybeari: a long-necked marine reptile from the Lower Jurassic of Charmouth, England.

Welcome to TCD Geology

Geology is the science of studying the earth, both in its present status and in terms of its long-term evolution. Geology at Trinity has enjoyed a long and rich history, and was originally established with the appointment of a Chair in 1843. Over this period, the study of Geology has matured and diversified in terms of scope and approach. The pages of this website are intended to give visitors a taste of what Geology can offer. At Trinity, we believe that Geology is grounded in sound observational and descriptive skills; skills that are taught in the laboratory and in the field. Our staff is active in many areas of research, using data ranging from kilometer to submicroscopic scale. We perform research on rocks dating back billions of years but also use current observations relevant to recent climate change. The mission of Geology has never been more topical. Modern society relies on a spectrum of information gathered by geologists. This includes climate forecast, earthquake prediction, supply of clean water and energy, as well as the search for rare metals to support smart technology. Prospective undergraduate and postgraduate students are encouraged to contact either myself or the appropriate member of staff, or better still, to visit us in the Museum Building.

Dr. Balz Kamber, Chair of Geology and Mineralogy


Last updated 12 January 2015