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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.


TEDxStanford presenters tell tales of past 'turning points' and future opportunities

Rosemary Knight and E-IPER PhD student Nik Sawe were among the presenters at this year's Tedx Stanford event. 

How satellites can monitor California’s underground water

Rosemary Knight was among the first scientists to use InSAR technology to measure changes in groundwater levels from space. The technique could play a bigger role in groundwater monitoring in California as the state enters its fourth year of drought.

Stronger quakes could strike other segments of Nepal fault

Simon Klemperer says a fault in Nepal that has been building stress since 1505 is primed to rupture at any moment, triggering an earthquake even bigger than the one that devastated the country on April 25.

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