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  • Field camp in Kangi valley in the Himalayas, Ladakh

    Field camp in Kangi valley in the Himalayas, Ladakh

  • The Aran Islands, Co. Galway

    The Aran Islands, Co. Galway

  • Dr. Chris Nicholas leading the 2nd year field trip to Co. Clare.

    Dr. Chris Nicholas leading the 2nd year field trip to Co. Clare.

  • Senior sophister students mountain treking in Sicily

    Senior sophister students mountain treking in Sicily

  • The Piora Valley was carved out by glaciers, Central Alps

    The Piora Valley was carved out by glaciers, Central Alps

  • Junior sophister investigating unconformity on Isle of Kererra, Scotland

    Junior sophister investigating unconformity on Isle of Kererra, Scotland

  • Senior sophister checking out columnar jointing on Isle of Kererra, Scotland

    Senior sophister checking out columnar jointing on Isle of Kererra, Scotland

  • Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano in the East African Rift Valley, Tanzania

    Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano in the East African Rift Valley, Tanzania

  • Senior freshmen studying fossiliferous limestones in Wexford, Ireland

    Senior freshmen studying fossiliferous limestones in Wexford, Ireland

  • Ticlio Pass, Western Cordillera of Peru

    Ticlio Pass, Western Cordillera, Peru

  • Triassic sandstones resting unconformably on strongly folded Carboniferous greywackes, Sagres, Portugal

    Triassic sandstones resting unconformably on strongly folded Carboniferous greywackes, Sagres, Portugal

  • Prof. Balz Kamber and students investigate volcanic rocks, Sicily

    Prof. Balz Kamber and students investigate volcanic rocks, Sicily

  • Carboneras fault zone, Betic Cordillera, Spain

    Carboneras fault zone, Betic Cordillera, Spain

Geology at TCD

Geology is the study of the earth, its processes, its materials, its life, and how these have changed over 4.567 billion years of time. Geology is of central importance to society. Information gathered by geoscientists helps us understand the changing climate, predict earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, find supplies of fossil fuels and minerals ores, maintain clean air and water, understand the motion of the earth’s crust and oceans, and reconstruct the evolution of the rocky planets and life.

At Trinity, our staff investigate the fundamental principles of geological processes, which occur at a vast range of spatial and temporal scales. We combine fieldwork in Ireland, across Europe and around the world, with laboratory analyses, numerical modelling and theory. Students participate in this cutting-edge research whilst developing keen observational and analytical skills taught both in the field and the laboratory. Our graduates apply these skills to a wide range of geoscientific questions, aimed at understanding Earth’s history and its future, and the sustainability of energy and resources required to support a growing human population.

Interested in coming to the Geology Department for undergraduate studies or postgraduate research? Please contact the individual staff members directly to find out more, or better still, come to visit us in the Museum Building.

Prof. Balz Kamber, Chair of Geology & Mineralogy

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Last updated 16 March 2015 nmcginle@tcd.ie.