Model Suggests Ocean Currents Shape Europa's Icy Shell In Ways Critical For Potential HabitatsIn a finding of relevance to the search for life in our solar system, UTIG scientist, Krista Soderlund, and her colleagues at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research have shown that the subsurface ocean on Jupiter's moon Europa may have deep currents and circulation patterns with heat and energy transfers capable of sustaining biological life. Read more.
UTIG Is Hiring!UTIG is seeking applicants for a position as a senior research scientist who would serve as the Shell Chair in Geophysics. UTIG also invites applications for its postdoctoral fellows program for 2014-2015.
Meckel Leads University's Second Cruise to Collect 3D Seismic Data With Novel P-Cable TechnologyIn October 2013, BEG's Tip Meckel (UTIG alum '03) led a 10-day 3D seismic data collection cruise off the Texas coast in the Gulf of Mexico. A collaborative effort between BEG and UTIG, the survey was part of a multi-year geologic characterization effort to identify potential carbon dioxide (CO2) storage sites. Read more about it.
A Geophysics Legend RetiresPaul Stoffa, professor and Shell Distinguished Chair in Geophysics, has retired after 30 years of service to the University of Texas at Austin.