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Research Groups

These short profiles offer examples of the many approaches we use to study the Earth through the use of geology, mathematics, and physics.

Graduate Program

Graduate studies in the Department of Geophysics involve academic course work and independent research. Our programs grant Ph.D. and M.S. degrees.

Undergraduate Program

Undergraduate students interested in Geophysics as a major, a minor, or a concentration can find an exciting learning environment in the Department of Geophysics.

Research Facilities

Our researchers have access to a wide variety of laboratories and equipment, either within our department or in associated departments.


BBC Earth

We can't journey to the center of the Earth, but that hasn't stopped us finding out what is down there. Associate Prof. Wendy Mao provides her perspective on studying Earth's interior.

Italian supervolcano research featured on cover of Science

The cover of this week's issue of Science features Tiziana Vanorio's research, which found similarities between fiber-reinforced rocks beneath Italy’s dormant Campi Flegrei supervolcano and Roman concrete.

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Congratulations to Kevin Arrigo, Marshall Burke, David Lobell, Rosemary Knight, and Roz Naylor, who have been awarded seed grants from the Stanford Woods Institute's Environmental Venture Projects.

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