GEOPHYSICS COMMUNITY MESSAGE
UPDATED MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2020: The Department of Geophysics continues operating virtually, with most faculty, staff, and students working remotely. While we still are operating remotely, the Department and Mines will have more on-campus presence during Summer 2 for those students and faculty that are approved to be on campus. We are also preparing to start Fall semester with many classes/labs being delivered in a traditional format and some classes in a remote format and with more research happening on campus – details forthcoming. As the well-being of our students, faculty, and staff is our highest priority, we are working on department procedures and policies to ensure the safest working environment possible. We will continue to support those who prefer to keep working and learning in a remote environment.
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 email@example.com. Significant updates will be communicated to the Department community via our departmental email distribution lists, and our social media presence.
Additionally, The Department is continuing to update a Google website as a resource hub for students, faculty, and staff: https://sites.google.com/view/gp-coronavirus-info
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.
- "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.