Scanning for Syria
The clay tablets with cuneiform writing from the museum in Raqqa in northern Syria have been destroyed or plundered. Fortunately there exist silicon moulds of the clay tablets in the Netherlands made before the war. Dr D.J.M. Ngan-Tillard, geo-engineer at TU Delft, uses micro CT scans to create images of the insides of objects. Now she tries to do the same with the Syrian clay tablets together with two other scientists. So a lot of valuable information can be saved by making 3D scans and prints of moulds.
Follow staff conducting field work on Instagram #theweekof
Hemmo Abels and colleagues will keep you up to date on their field work on ancient rivers in Wyoming (USA) from 17 to 23 July 2017 using TU Delft’s Instagram account.
5th Delft Summer School
We are pleased to announce our 5th Delft Summer School on “Wettability and Low-Salinity Water Flooding”, which be held from 3-7 July 2017 at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. The deadline for registration is 15 April 2017.
ERC Advanced Grant to develop virtual seismology
Prof. Kees Wapenaar from TU Delft received an ERC Advanced Grant worth €2.5 million for his VirtualSeis programme. For the next five years, this European grant will support the development of virtual seismology technology, for example to improve the monitoring of earthquake-sensitive areas.
NUPUS + DARSim Day 12 May 2017
DARSim is pleased to host a NUPUS day on 12 May 2017. NUPUS stands for Non-linearities and Upscaling in PoroUS Media. The event is aimed to esteem discussion, collaboration and interaction between all NUPUS researchers.
Book (in Dutch): SPIEGELZEE. De zeespiegelgeschiedenis van de mens.
A lecture of the “Universiteit van Nederland”: Dr. J.E.A. Storms about WATER (in Dutch)
GSE/GRS Research Day 2017
Today we had our annual GSE/GRS Research Day in the Theaterzaal at Culture. The central theme of the day was “Is science only an opinion?”, where focus was on the role of (our) science in the public debate, in the Trumpocene, etc.
Infrasonic sounds in the earth
The rumbling of Mount Etna on Sicily can be measured as far afield as De Bilt. Infrasound from the volcano is very low frequency sound travelling through the atmosphere. It is inaudible to the human ear yet still measurable. So says seismologist Läslo Evers of the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), who is researching infrasound and conducts measurements using special equipment. On Wednesday 8 March, he will deliver his inaugural lecture as part-time Professor of Seismo-Acoustics at TU Delft.
Appointment emeritus Professor S. Kroonenberg as visiting Professor in Suriname
Prof. Dr Salomon Kroonenberg, retired professor of geology at TU Delft, has been appointed from February 1, 2017 onward as visiting professor at the Anton de Kom University of Suriname, Faculty Technological Sciences, Department Production of Mineral Resources.