- - 05.03.2012 Joe Dufek finds that ancient volcanic blast provides more evidence of water on early Mars [more] .
- - 03.30.2012 Geophysics students Josh Mendez, Chastity Aiken and Chris Johnson receive NSF fellowship.
- - 03.28.2012 Joe Dufek receives the College of Science Blanchard-Millikan Faculty Fellowship.
- - 03.23.2012 Andrew Newman named as editor for Geophysical Research Letters [more].
- - 03.13.2012 Andrew Newman measures rapid deformation in the Santorini caldera [more].
- - 03.05.2012 Andrew Newman and Zhigang Peng featured in Georgia Tech's Expert analysis on the impact of the 2011 natural disaster [more].
- - 03.05.2012 Zhigang Peng and Chastity Aiken featured in Georgia Tech's news release: "Listening to the 9.0-Magnitude Japanese Earthquake" [more].
- - 01.05.2012 Andrew Newman featured in Discover Magazine's Top 100 Stories for 2011: Lessons From the Great Japanese Quake [more].
- - 12.12.2011 Zhigang Peng is developing a new algorithm to help advance the scientific community’s capabilities in detecting aftershocks that result from major earthquakes [more].
- - 11.21.2011 Joe Dufek receives NSF CAREER Award for his research on the role of proximal dynamics and particle aggregation in volcanic ash dispersal.
- - 11.15.2011 Carol Paty on the close encounter with an asteroid. [more].
- - 10.26.2011 Chris Huber's research on reactive processes associated with multiphase flows is featured on the cover of Journal of Fluid Mechanics. [more].
- - 09.06.2011 A Ride for Kurt is planned to remember Kurt Frankel and to promote bike safety and awareness in the Midtown and Georgia Tech communites. [more].
- - 08.24.2011 Zhigang Peng discusses the East Coast earthquake on Fox News [more].
- - 07.20.2011 Chunquan Wu and advisor Zhigang Peng study nonlinear soil response in Japan induced by the magnitude 9.0 Tohoku-Oki earthquake [more] .
- - 07.05.2011 Kurt Frankel -- In Memoriam.
- - 06.23.2011 Andrew Newman in Nature on on the need for developing seafloor geodetic tools to help monitor earthquakes [more] .
- - 05.12.2011 Kevin Chao (advisor Z. Peng ) receives Best Student Presentation Award from the Seismological Society of America [more] .
- - 05.04.2011 EAS undergrad Chris Johnson (advisor Kurt Frankel ) awarded a scholarship from the Society for Exploration Geophysics [more] .
- - Old news
Graduate Student Prospective
- Research in geophysics at Georgia Tech covers studies from the inner core of the earth
through planetary sciences. Our research includes theoretical analyses, numerical modeling,
observational studies, and laboratory experiments. The research addresses issues of fundamental
understanding of the dynamics of the solid earth system, and associated hazards from earthquakes,
volcanism, and tsunamis as well as cosmogenic geochronology, geomorphology and electro-magnetic
interactions of planetary bodies. Geophysics research is inherently interdisciplinary and is
conducted in collaboration with civil and environmental engineering, physics, geochemistry,
geology, and microbiology.
- In recent
years, external funding for the pure and applied research being conducted
within the geophysics group has been provided by the National Science Foundation
Earth Science and Ocean Science Divisions, the U.S. Dept. of Energy, USGS,
NOAA, the Ocean Drilling Program, the Petroleum Research Fund, and state
- Students are strongly encouraged to contact faculty
members in their areas of potential interest. We invite inquiries
and applications from
highly-qualified students with genuine enthusiasm for earth and planetary science research
and with rigorous quantitative undergraduate training.
Previous experience in the Earth sciences is encouraged, but
not required. We particularly welcome inquiries from students with backgrounds
in geology, geophysics, pure or applied physics, applied mathematics, and engineering.
- - Josef Dufek: Volcanology/petrology and multi-phase flow modeling
- - Kurt Frankel: Active Tectonics, Tectonic Geomorphology, cosmogenic nuclide geochronology (In Memoriam)
- - Christian Huber: Fluids in Porous Media, Volcanology
- - Andrew Newman: Earthquake and volcano geodesy and seismology
- - Carol Paty: Planetary magnetospheric science/plasma physics
- - Zhigang Peng: earthquake seismology
- - James Wray: Planetary Science, Astrophysics
- - Dominic Assimaki: (Adjunct) Numerical methods in earthquake engineering and site response
- - Hermann Fritz: (Adjunct) Sources and products associated with tsunami and surges
- - Leonid Germanovich: (Adjunct) Rock/fracture mechanics, earth/extraterrestrial materials, applied mathematics
- - Leland Timothy Long: (Emeritus) Regional seismology and tectonics, shallow applied geophysics, tomography
- - Karim Sabra: (Adjunct) elastic wave propagation, acoustics, signal
processing , passive structural monitoring
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