The goal of research in this area is to advance understanding of Earth structure and evolution through the application of physical principles. Activities include experimental, theoretical, computational, and field studies applied to fundamental research, and to the economic development and environmental protection of our planet.

The wide variety of research in Geophysics at the University of Alberta includes both fundamental and more applied geophysical science projects. Current research focuses on the field of geophysical data processing, theoretical and applied seismology, earthquake studies, geodynamics, geomagnetism and paleomagnetism, magnetotellurics, environmental geophysics, geothermal energy, climatology and planetary geophysics.

For more information about graduate study opportunities, on-going research, geophysics groups and laboratories please visit the webpage of the Geophysics Focus Area (