Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

What will be the next big things in astronomy?

Published: 30May2019

It’s been an exciting time for astronomy lovers in the past few years: the first black hole picture amazed, many exoplanets have been discovered, gravitational waves were observed for the first...

McGill receives $5-million gift from noted Canadian geologist Bob Wares

Published: 26Sep2018

As an entrepreneurial geologist, Bob Wares, (BSc’79, DSc’12), became a mining rock star when he discovered one of Canada’s largest gold deposits in the Abitibi region of Quebec. Now, he is bringing...

EOS | Drones Swoop in to Measure Gas Belched from Volcanoes

Published: 25Jul2018

A team of volcanologists, chemists, physicists, and engineers from around the world test novel techniques at Central America’s two largest degassing volcanoes.  Read more 

Expert: Philippine Volcano Erupts

Published: 22Jan2018

Expert: Philippine Volcano Erupts...

The making of Antarctica

Published: 31Jan2017

One of the big mysteries in the scientific world is how the ice sheets of Antarctica formed so rapidly about 34 million years ago, at the boundary between the Eocene and Oligocene epochs....