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  • Third year Geology & Earth Science students investigating a section in Corinth, Greece

    Third year Geology & Earth Science students investigating a section in Corinth, Greece

  • Drs. Chris Mark & Nathan Cogné’s field camp in the Kangi valley in the Himalayas, Ladakh

    Drs. Chris Mark & Nathan Cogne's field camp in the Kangi valley in the Himalayas, Ladakh

  • Fourth year Earth Science students trekking up Mount Etna in Sicily

    Fourth year Earth Science students trekking up Mount Etna in Sicily

  • Carboniferous limestones exposed at Hook head, Co. Wexford, Ireland

    Carboniferous limestones exposed at Hook head, Co. Wexford, Ireland

  • Third year Earth Scientist investigating unconformity on Isle of Kererra, Scotland

    Third year Earth Scientist investigating unconformity on Isle of Kererra, Scotland

  • Geology students studying fossiliferous limestones in Co. Wexford, Ireland

    Geology students studying fossiliferous limestones in Co. Wexford, Ireland

  • View of the Ticlio Pass in the Western Cordillera of Peru

    View of the Ticlio Pass in the Western Cordillera of Peru

  • Prof. Balz Kamber with Earth Science students investigating volcanic rocks in Sicily

    Prof. Balz Kamber with Earth Science students investigating volcanic rocks in Sicily

  • View of the Carboneras fault zone in the Spanish Betic Cordillera on a field trip with Geology students

    The Carboneras fault zone in the Spanish Betic Cordillera from a 4th year Geology field trip

  • Fourth year Geologist checking out columnar jointing on Isle of Kererra, Scotland

    Fourth year Geologist checking out columnar jointing on Isle of Kererra, Scotland

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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.

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Last updated 29 March 2016 nmcginle@tcd.ie.