The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) has been publishing research related to Earth’s Moon since 1972 when Yosio Nakamura, Professor Emeritus at UTIG, published a research paper on passive seismic experiments conducted in collaboration with Apollo 16. Since then, Nakamura has published nearly 50 research papers related to the moon on subjects ranging from moonquakes to the lunar mantle.
During his time at UTIG, Nakamura inspired the next generation of scientists to continue his studies. Check back often as we update this page with current projects. Or, contact us.