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 firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
The Geophysics Department is pleased to announce the addition of an online petroleum geophysics certificate. The Petroleum Geophysics Certificate provides an opportunity to get a valuable education that fills the gap between a graduate degree and an industry course....
- Satellite record gives unprecedented view of changing Antarctic ice melt pattern
Mines' Matthew Siegfried contributed to the new estimates of ice shelf melting around Antarctica over the past 25 years, published Aug. 10 in the journal Nature Geoscience.
- "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.