Catch up with friends, heckle enemies. Find out whose doing what at AGU Fall with our (mostly) comprehensive schedule of talks and posters from current (and recent) UTIG research staff and students. Continue Reading UTIG at AGU Fall Meeting 2022
The UTIG Geophysics Blog
Stories and updates from the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics.
By Kristin Phillips. After months spent carefully combining black steel plates, delicate sensors, and five hydraulic jacks into a device that mimics the sliding of tectonic plates past each other, a team of researchers and graduate students successfully made an earthquake in the lab on November 7, 2022. Continue Reading Making Quakes in Austin, Texas
Mars was once a wet world, like Earth, but did water hang around long enough on its surface to sustain life? That’s the question on the mind of Eric Hiatt, a graduate student at UT Austin’s Jackson School of Geosciences, who’s supported by UT’s Center for Planetary Systems Habitability to study the history of water… Continue Reading Meet the Mars Student Researcher Who Wants to Rewrite Fluid Dynamics
The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics called on reinforcements to help the City of Austin monitor the health of Austin’s lakes: the UTIG admin team! On April 14, the team joined researchers aboard the RV Scott Petty for a hands-on exercise in geophysics. The science demonstration had participants learning to use sonar and sampling sediments with a… Continue Reading UTIG’s Admin Staff Join Researchers On Mission to Lake Austin
It was a UTIG retirement party! We bid an emotional but happy farewell this week, to four long time colleagues and friends, whose work and character helped build UTIG into leading geophysical research institute: Gail Christeson, UTIG’s associate director, departs to join the National Science Foundation as program director for ocean sciences, marine and geosciences.… Continue Reading Spring Retirement Party!