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.
- Mines professor wins Outstanding Educator Award from Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Ilya Tsvankin, professor of geophysics at Colorado School of Mines, is the winner of the 2020 Outstanding Educator Award from SEG.
- Mines students partner with Colorado Geological Survey to install seismometer on campus
In addition to monitoring and listening to ambient noise including the local construction work, the class hopes to record local and distant earthquakes from around the globe.
- 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.