Backpack, hat and rock-hammer in hand: the archetypal geologist has attracted generations of outdoor-loving people to the geosciences. But it’s an image that people like Thorsten Becker, a professor at The University of Texas at Austin’s Jackson School of Geosciences and this year’s recipient of the International Lithosphere Program’s Evgueni Burov Medal, hope to change.… Continue Reading How an award-winning geophysics professor is doing his part to reshape the geosciences
The UTIG Geophysics Blog
Stories and updates from the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics.
UTIG’s postdoc on discovering a new kind of tectonic behavior. GEOPHYSICS Q&A Before joining the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics, Antoniette Greta Grima discovered a previously unknown tectonic plate behavior that she called ‘slab orphaning.’ The process, which occurs 660 kilometers (410 miles) under the Earth’s surface, describes the way tectonic plates — or… Continue Reading Antoniette Greta Grima: ‘Bam! It broke in two and went on its own sweet way as if nothing had happened’
MEET THE SCIENTIST Dunyu Liu is a computational geoscientist at the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG), and the first official hire to support computational science activities across UTIG. A seismologist by training, Liu is helping build bridges between geophysical research and high performance computing. In 2008, when Dunyu Liu was an undergraduate, a… Continue Reading Dunyu Liu: Computational Geoscientist
The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics was well represented at the Jackson Schools’s 2020 Walter Awards, with UTIG staff and research scientists picking up four of six prizes! The UTIG winners included; Sean Gulick (Outstanding Educator), Ben Hester (Staff Excellence), Ginny Catania (Community Partnership, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion), and John Goff (Walter Excellence Award).… Continue Reading UTIG Staff and Scientists Shine at Jackson School Walter Awards
Jackson School of Geosciences graduate students, including research assistants working at UTIG, were among the top student presenters at the 2020 annual fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). The meeting took place in December 2020, but award winners are now in the process of being notified. As of March 2, the following students… Continue Reading UTIG Grad Students Among Outstanding Presentation Award Winners