Monthly Archives: May 2016


iCRAG Newsletter May 2016

The May 2016 edition of the iCRAG Newsletter is now available for download here.


iCRAG Goes Deep

iCRAG Co-Principal Investigator Prof. Andy Wheeler is currently aboard the RV Celtic Explorer in the North Atlantic as part of the QuERCI II survey. As part of the survey, Prof. Wheeler and his team are examining the corals as archives of environmental change by biogeochemically analysing their growth rings. Understanding changes in the seabed environment […]

Prof. Balz Kamber featured on Newstalk Futureproof

Listen back to iCRAG Deputy Director Prof. Balz Kamber’s talk with Jonathan McCrea of Newstalk on the Origin of Life on earth (May 14th):

This interview stemmed from Prof. Kamber’s recently published article “Chemostratigraphy of the Sudbury impact basin fill: Volatile metal loss and post-impact evolution of a submarine impact basin” published in Geochimica and Cosmochimica […]

Prof. Balz Kamber’s Canadian study on zircon crystals

New research led by iCRAG Deputy Director Prof. Balz Kamber has found that the very oldest pieces of rock on Earth—zircon crystals—are likely to have formed in the craters left by violent asteroid impacts that peppered our nascent planet, rather than via plate tectonics as was previously believed.

In the summer of 2014, with the support […]

ResearchFest 2016 launched

This year iCRAG is teaming up with Inspirefest this summer to host ResearchFest. ResearchFest will showcase some of Ireland’s excellent frontier research, undertaken by PhD students from across STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths), humanities and social science.

Interested researchers must submit a three-minute video of themselves communicating their research in plain English. Be as creative in your […]