Current News

Antarctica Expedition Arrives and Sets Out to Sea

Dr. Phil Bart and his team of student researchers have landed in Antarctica and set out to sea for 29 days of research in the Ross Sea.


Phil Bart's Expedition in Antarctica

A student research team led by Dr. Phil Bart has made its way to Antarctica to begin an expedition into the Ross Sea. The team will be at sea collecting geophysical and geological data onboard the Nathaniel B. Palmer RV ice breaker ship for 29 days before returning to land and making their way back to Baton Rouge. 

Darrell Henry Speaks Keynote at International Mineralogical Association Meeting

Darrell Henry, Campanile Charities Professor of Geology, was a keynote speaker at the quadrennial International Mineralogical Association meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa. He presented the talk: “The petrologic potential of tourmaline: Interaction between crystallography and local environment revisited”. 

Senior David Rau Places 2nd at the LSU Undergraduate Research Conference

Congratulations to geology and geophysics senior David Rau for placing second at the LSU Undergraduate Research Conference sponsored by the LSU Office of Strategic Initiatives. David worked alongside Dr. Sophie Warny and PhD student Marie Thomas on his poster: "Comparison of HF and non-HF Palynological Techniques: A case study on Modern Sediments from the Gulf of Papua."

MS and PhD opportunities in Geology and Geophysics

The department of Geology and Geophysics at Louisiana State University invites applicants for graduate studies in both the MS and PhD programs. In particular, students interested in Geophysics, Palynology, and Antartic Climate & Ecology are being sought by our faculty. Click View More below to learn more about the application process and these opportunities.