The Geophysics research group has a broad focus that includes strengths in:
- earthquake monitoring, analysis and hazard mapping
- global geophysics and neotectonic surface response
- crustal heat-flow and heat generation
- borehole logging and petrophysical analysis
- 3D petrophysical modelling
- structural geophysics and potential field modelling and inversion.
The School of Earth Sciences also hosts the AuScope Australian Geophysical Observing System subsurface observatory program, which is acquiring and deploying a variety of geophysical monitoring tools around the country with a particular focus on monitoring the accessible crust.
The AGOS Petrophysics lab is based here and includes a GeoTech Multi Scanner Core Logger capable of measuring continuous density, p-wave velocity, magnetic susceptibility, electrical conductivity and natural gamma logs of drill core. The lab also contains numerous thermal conductivity instruments and scanners.
- Dr David Belton
+61 3 9035 9771
- Dr Steven Boger
+61 3 8344 0317
- Dr Matthew Cupper
+61 3 8344 6521
- Professor Louis Moresi
+61 3 8834 1217
- Dr Tim Rawling
+61 3 8344 4051
- Professor Mike Sandiford
+61 3 8344 7221
- Associate Professor Lindsay Thomas