Recent News

Geology Bites catches up with David Sandwell

Geology Bites caught up with IGPP Professor David Sandwell for a discussion about the progression of satellite altimetry. Listen to the podcast to learn more about the techniques Sandwell has employed as well as the challenges he has encountered mapping the sea floor. Link here.

IGPP Virtual Seminar Series: Katherine Guns

IGPP is pleased to invite you to join its Fall 2020 Virtual Seminar Series presentation featuring IGPP postdoc Katherine Guns. Dr.

IGPP Virtual Seminar Series *fall opener*: Max Rudolph

IGPP is pleased to invite you to join its first Fall 2020 Virtual Seminar Series presentation featuring Max Rudolph from University of California Davis. Dr. Rudolf's talk, "Large-scale structure of Earth's mantle and the radial viscosity profile" will be available via Zoom on September 29, 2020, starting at 12:00pm.  The seminar will be hosted on Zoom link here (password = mantle).

Associate Director Laske

We are thrilled to announce that Professor in Residence, Gabi Laske, has agreed to the role of associate director of IGPP. Laske brings with her expertise in marine geophysics, seismology, community governance, undergraduate teaching, and IGPP history. Congrats Dr. Laske!

Pommier shares metallic core, cooling research in American Mineralogist

The findings of Professor Anne Pommier's recent investigations on the cooling of iron-nickel alloys in terrestrial planets and moons has been published in American Mineralogist. Pommier's article "Experimental investigation of the effect of nickel on the electrical resistivity of Fe-Ni and Fe-Ni-S alloys under pressure" can be found online here.  A brief synopsis follows: 

Pommier, colleagues share core cooling discoveries in JGR Planets

Professor Anne Pommier, Scripps colleague Rong Zhang, and the University of Leed's Chris Davies, share their discoveries about small-planet and moon core cooling in the AGU's JGR Planets. Their article "A Joint Experimental‐Modeling Investigation of the Effect of Light Elements on Dynamos in Small Planets and Moons" was released 21 July 2020 and may be found online here.

IGPP welcomes new director: Professor Adrian Borsa

IGPP is pleased to announce the appointment of its new director: Professor Adrian Borsa. In his work, Borsa employs classical geological instruments and techniques to study a wide variety of Earth processes. He aims to describe how the shape of Earth’s surface is changing at timescales of seconds to decades, and to link observed change to geophysical processes associated with phenomena ranging from earthquakes to climate change.

IGPP Virtual Seminar Series *spring finale*: Shun-ichiro Karato

IGPP is pleased to invite you to join its final spring Virtual Seminar Series presentation featuring Shun-ichiro Karato from Yale University. Dr. Karato's talk, "Deep mantle melting, global water circulation and its implications for the stability of the ocean mass" will be available via Zoom on Tuesday, June 23, starting at 12:30pm.

IGPP Virtual Seminar Series: Ann Chen

IGPP is pleased to invite you to join its Virtual Seminar Series presentation featuring Ann Chen of UT Austin's Dept. of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics and Dept. of Geological Sciences (by courtesy). Dr.