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esearch projects are organized around four research divisions, six laboratories and a core repository. The laboratories include:



  • Logging and Core Analysis
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Physical Properties and Electronic Microscopy
  • Paleobiology
  • Modeling and Data Processing
  • Exploration Geophysics


The laboratories are equipped with different analytical instruments, including Gamma Ray core scanner, X-Ray Fluorescence Scanner, Magnetic susceptibility meter, Laser particle analyzer, Electronic microscope, Petrographic microscopes, proton magnetometers, gravimeter, GPS positioners, etc.



Main areas of interest focus on the Chicxulub impact, mass extinctions, impact cratering, macroevolution, the Cretaceous/Paleogene boundary, paleogeography, paleoclimates, paleoceanography, meteorites and planetary systems.