Geophysics at Harvard University spans the study of the Earth (and other planets) from the inner core to the crust, with particular emphasis on convection and its dynamical consequences in the core and mantle. Recent highlights of our research include a numerical investigation of the generation of planetary magnetic fields by dynamo action and a study of true polar wander.
Geophysics is housed in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University which encompasses faculty with research interests ranging from the Earth's deep interior to the stratosphere, from the formation of the Earth to present-day problems of global climate change. However the Earth is but one of many planets in our solar system that is studied at Harvard. Past and current investigations range from Mercury's magnetic field to atmospheric dynamics of the Jovian planets.
Such a wide and diverse array of research topics makes for a very stimulating working environment, through the free exchange of ideas and perspectives from the different scientific disciplines at Earth & Planetary Sciences. In particular, the Geophysics Research Group often works together with closely related areas of research such as Seismology and Structural Geology and Tectonics as well as Planetary Sciences.
Top photograph by: John Crowley.