The school is recognised as one of the UK's most prominent centres for international research excellence and provides a dynamic, intellectually-stimulating environment. Our researchers are renowned as world-leaders in volcanology, isotope geochemistry, palaeobiology, experimental petrology and seismology.
Facilities include: two constant temperature rooms, controlled-atmosphere glove box, centrifuges, X-ray diffractometer and many more.
The biogeochemistry laboratories house a range of mass spectrometry, chromatography and microbiological instrumentation.
Bristol Isotope Geochemistry
Facilities include: Neptune, Element, Excimer Laser and Triton mass spectrometers.
Facilities include a range of devices capable of reproducing the variable and extreme conditions of pressure and temperature that exist in Earth's interior from the crust to the core.
The collection houses a unique collection of over 100,000 geological specimens, accessible to scientists, schools and the public (by appointment).
The Bristol Geophysics Group owns and manages a pool of equipment, including gravity, seismic and GPS surveying apparatus.
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
The school has equipment for detailed sedimentological, petrological and geochemical studies.
High Performance Computing
The school has access to a range of computers, from desktops and workstations to many-node high performance computing facilities.
The school is home to Scanning Electron Microscope and Electron Probe Microanalyser facilities.
Facilities include equipment to enable the 3D visualisation of computed tomography (CT) data and to perform finite element modelling.