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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.

News

Weather Underground

Stanford Earth alumns Katie Keranen and Justin Rubinstein are at the forefront of investigations of induced earthquakes in Oklahoma.

Undergrads as hydro-detectives

Professor Rosemary Knight’s students investigated the health and sustainability of their hometown watersheds in Earth Systems 104: The Water Course.  Using hydrological principles, the students found many similarities - and some striking differences - among their local water supplies.

NSF CAREER award for Tiziana Vanorio

Vanorio's grant will allow her to advance her studies on the rock physics signatures of fluid-rock interactions, which are vital components in understanding the properties of volcanic rocks and concrete, pursuing carbon sequestration projects, and studying induced seismicity.