Recent News

Catherine Constable named 2017 AAAS Fellow

Congratulations to Cathy Constable who has been named one of 396 new Fellows to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)! Constable, who is being honored for “for seminal contributions to computational geomagnetism and the development of the Giant Gaussian process,” and “key leadership roles in scientific organizations,” will receive her award at the annual AAAS meeting February 2018.

Bock, UC San Diego researchers to monitor seismic impacts on campus structures

IGPP's Yehuda Bock, distinguished researcher and director of the Scripps Orbit and Permanent Array Center (SOPAC), is part of a campus wide team monitoring seismic impact on campus structures.

Fricker is recognized as an AGU Fellow

Huge congratulations to IGPP's Helen Fricker who is among the 2017 class of AGU Fellows! "Established in 1962, the Fellows program recognizes AGU members who have made exceptional contributions to Earth and space sciences as valued by their peers and vetted by a committee of Fellows." Well earned Helen!!

Fricker interview on BBC

IGPP's Helen Fricker recently interviewed by the BBC on berg calving from the Antarctic Peninsula. Listen here.

Kilb prepares for 2nd Annual Sally Ride Science Junior Academy

IGPP Seismologist, Debi Kilb, has been an active advocate for K12 science for decades. Now, as the science outreach director for the Sally Ride Science Junior Academy, Debi welcomes 6th-12th grade students to join her for up to three weeks of fun with science and art when the Junior Academy hosts its second annual summer workshops starting June 26. The completely hands-on classes include Messy Science, Pirate Science, the Music of Earthquakes and so much more.

Shearer confirmed as SSA President-Elect

Huge congratulations to IGPP Professor of Geophysics, Peter Shearer for his nomination by the Seismological Society of America's board to become the SSA's next president! Shearer has previously served the society as the SSA Honors Committee chair, on the SSA Publication Committee, and he has also worked to help increase SSA membership. As an organization, SSA aims to "Advance seismology and the understanding of earthquakes for the benefit of society." Congratulations, again, to the President Elect!

Three IGPP students win AGU awards

Huge congratulations go to IGPP Graduate Students Wenyuan Fan, Dara Goldberg, and Daniel Blatter.  All three are recipients of AGU Fall meeting Outstanding Student Paper Awards!

Munk's work to be honored at OINA

Oceanography International North America (OINA) will be honoring IGPP’s first director, Walter Munk in a special edition of Catch The Next Wave, February 16, 2017. Several speakers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, including Director Margaret Lenin and former IGPP Director, current Distinguished Professor of Geophysics at IGPP, John Orcutt will share presentations during the days-long Catch the Wave—in a program designed to honor Walter by discussing innovation in, and the current trajectory of ocean science.

IGPP Alum receives Presidential award

Huge congratulations to IGPP Alum Jeremy Bassis! Bassis, now an Associate Professor at the University of Michigan, has been awarded the Presidential Early Career Award from the White House for his contributions to glaciology.

Celebrating Walter Munk at 99

IGPP was thrilled help host festivities for Walter Munk's 99th birthday.  Munk's tenure at Scripps Institution of Oceanography began in 1939—when he applied for a summer job.  He began to develop plans for IGPP in 1956 and was the institute's first director.  A small collection of party photos is available here.  The full suite of photos taken on Walter's birthday, is available here.