GEOPHYSICS COMMUNITY MESSAGE
UPDATED THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2020: Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020, the Department of Geophysics is operating virtually, with all faculty, staff, and students working remotely. Currrently, Mines has extended its remote operations through Friday, April 17, in compliance with the public health order of Jefferson County, Colorado. Should state or local health officials extend these orders, Mines will comply.
The Department has developed a Google website as a resource hub for students, faculty, and staff: https://sites.google.com/view/gp-coronavirus-info
The welfare of our students, faculty, and staff is our first priority and we are taking every precaution to ensure the same. We are available by email, phone, or web-conferencing for the benefit of our students and each other. Click here for contact information for specific individuals. For more general inquiries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Significant updates will be communicated to the Department community via our departmental email distribution lists, and our social media presence.
Department of Geophysics
Geophysics integrates physics, mathematics, geology, computer science, signal processing, and much, much more to unravel science related to Earth, energy, and the environment. To prepare students to be leaders in geophysics, we offer a B.S. degree in geophysical engineering and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in geophysics and geophysical engineering. Our graduates are hired by (1) groundwater, environmental, and subsurface construction firms, (2) petroleum, mining, and renewable energy companies, (3) government agencies, and (4) academic institutions. We invite you to come join us in the excitement of exploring our planet and beyond! Please contact email@example.com to learn more.
- "I love the exploration part of this: I go out and I make observations that no one has made before."
In Antarctica, Greenland and the Canadian Arctic, Geophysics Assistant Professor Matt Siegfried studies how glaciers and ice sheets move and evolve.
- NASA space laser missions map 16 years of ice sheet loss
A Colorado School of Mines glaciologist was part of a team of scientists that used the most advanced Earth-observing laser instrument NASA has ever flown in space to make precise, detailed measurement …
- Ebru Bozdag wins NSF CAREER Award to improve seismic images of Earth’s deep interior
The 3D scans are obtained by a technique called seismic tomography – like medical CAT scans but using the seismic waves generated by earthquakes.
- “Bat vision” isn't just for comic book heroes any more
Developing machine learning-enabled acoustic imaging for first responders will represent a major advancement in mine rescue, which is surprisingly low-tech in some ways.