geophysics geophysics


  • (n) geology that uses physical principles to study properties of the earth

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  1. He soon moved to Columbia to set up new courses in geophysics.
  2. geophysics professor at UCLA and lead author of a new study that confirms lightning in the atmosphere of Venus.


  • Dan Golomb, 84, of Newton; Holocaust survivor was atmospheric scientist at Hanscom and UMass Lowell

    Dan Golomb, who barely survived a forced labor camp in southern Germany during World War II, became a scientist who took an early interest in the effects of climate change while working at the geophysics laboratory at Hanscom Air Force Base, for the US Environmental Protection Agency, in the energy laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and at the University of Massachusetts ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

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  1. Mr. Berlusconi says that he "consulted with the major geophysics experts" after the tremor in March and was told that that no big quake was expected.
    on Apr 6, 2009 By: Silvio Berlusconi Source: Christian Science Monitor

  2. Boren said he would ask the OU Board of Regents to rename the school the "ConocoPhillips School of Geology and Geophysics" in recognition of the gift.
    on Mar 15, 2007 By: David Boren Source: Houston Chronicle

  3. "We are trying to make engineering and topics such as geology and geophysics more attractive," says Wynand Hoogerbrugge, director of the Energy Centre at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.
    on Jun 18, 2007 By: Han Hoogerbrugge Source: Times Online

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