Geophysics

Welcome

Welcome to the homepage of the geophysics section of the Institute of Geology, Mineralogy, and Geophysics at the Ruhr-University Bochum.

Research

Research in Geophysics covers three main fields:

Many of the individual research projects are part of the collaborative research centre (SFB 526) "Rheology of the Earth - from the upper crust to the subduction zone", which is an interdisciplinary scientific programme supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and involving different departments of the Ruhr-University Bochum.

The current seismological research involves a field experiment in the southern Aegean Sea named EGELADOS as an acronym for Exploring the GEodynamics of subducted Lithosphere using an Amphibian Deployment of Seismographs. Egelados was one of the Gigants of the Greek mythology. He was buried by a huge rock by Athene and still tries to struggel out from below. This is - according to mythology - the cause of earthquakes.

Studying Geophysics

Students interested in geophysics can enter either the Bachelor or Master program of geosciences. Postgraduate Students can join our research teams as PhD students.

CRC 837

Some of the individual research projects are part of the collaborative research centre (CRC 837) "Interaction models in mechanized tunneling".

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Near Surface 2013

Logo of the Near Surface Geoscience 2013 conference

The Ruhr-University Bochum will host the Near Surface Geoscience 2013 conference of the EAGE. The meeting will be held from 9 - 11 September 2013. The conference will also offer workshops and fieldtrips. The workshops are scheduled on Sunday 8 September and the fieldtrips on Thursday 12 September 2013.

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