Emeriti: Jon Claerbout, Antony Fraser-Smith,* Robert Kovach, Amos Nur, George A. Thompson
Chair: Greg Beroza
Associate Chair: Biondo Biondi
Professors: Greg Beroza, Jerry M. Harris, Simon Klemperer, Rosemary J. Knight, Marcia McNutt,Ü Joan Roughgarden,** Paul Segall, Norman H. Sleep, Howard Zebker,* Mark D. Zoback
Associate Professor: Biondo Biondi
Assistant Professors: Eric Dunham, Jesse Lawrence
Professor (Research): Gerald M. Mavko
Courtesy Professors: Stephan A. Graham, Wendy Mao, David D. Pollard
Consulting Professors: James Berryman, Jonathan Glen, Antoine Guitton
Consulting Associate Professor: Stewart Levin
Visiting Professors: Yo Fukushima, Pratik Dutta
Senior Research Scientists: Robert Clapp, Jack Dvorkin, Tiziana Vanorio
Research Associates: Nigel Crook, Youli Quan
* Joint appointment with Electrical Engineering
Ü Joint appointment with Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
** Joint appointment with Biological Sciences
Department Offices: Mitchell Building, Room 365
Mail Code: 94305-2215
Phone: (650) 724-3293
Web Site: http://pangea.stanford.edu/GP
Geophysics is the branch of Earth science concerned with exploring and analyzing active processes of Earth through physical measurement. The undergraduate and graduate programs are designed to provide a background of fundamentals in science, and courses to coordinate these fundamentals with the principles of geophysics. The program leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Geophysics permits many electives and a high degree of flexibility for each student. Graduate programs provide specialized training for professional work in resource exploration, research, and education, and lead to the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy.
The Department of Geophysics is housed in the Ruth Wattis Mitchell Earth Sciences Building. It has numerous research facilities, among which are a state-of-the-art broadband seismic recording station, high pressure and temperature rock properties and rock deformation laboratories, various instruments for field measurements including seismic recorders, nine dual frequency GPS receivers, and field equipment for measuring in-situ stress at great depth. Current research activities include biogeochemical cycling; crustal deformation; earthquake seismology and earthquake mechanics; reflection, refraction, and tomographic seismology; rock mechanics, rock physics; seismic studies of the continental lithosphere; remote sensing; environmental geophysics; and synthetic aperture radar studies.
Mission of the Undergraduate Program in Geophysics
The mission of the undergraduate program in Geophysics is to expose students to a broad spectrum of geophysics, including resource exploration, environmental geophysics, seismology, and tectonics. Students in the major obtain a solid foundation in the essentials of math, physics, and geology, and build upon that foundation with advanced course work in Geophysics to develop the in-depth knowledge they need to pursue advanced graduate study and professional careers in government or the private sector.
Graduate Programs in Geophysics
University requirements for the M.S. and Ph.D. are described in the "Graduate Degrees" section of this bulletin. Lecture course units applied to graduate degree program requirements must be taken for a letter grade if the course is offered for a letter grade.
Transfer CreditAn incoming student with a relevant Master of Science degree may apply for a departmental waiver of up to 12 units of the 30 lecture units required for the Ph.D. degree (see the "Doctor of Philosophy in Geophysics" section of this bulletin), for certain courses as approved by the Departmental Graduate Faculty Adviser. Credit for courses generally requires that students identify an equivalent Stanford course and obtain the signature if the Stanford faculty responsible for such a course stating its equivalence.