There's only one Earth: We should know how it works
Geophysicists study Earth and planetary processes through laboratory experiments, computational and theoretical modeling, remote imaging, and direct observation. At Stanford, our teaching and research focus on understanding systems critical to the future of civilization. Students apply expertise to fundamental research sustaining life on Earth, combining underlying science with studies of Earth’s environment and resource needs. Such breadth of exposure is highly sought after and leads to careers in academia, industry, and government.
The mission of our undergraduate programs is to expose students to a broad spectrum of geophysics, including: resource exploration, environmental geophysics, seismology, and tectonics.
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Today's Earth science is data driven
The satellite and supercomputer are the tools of modern geoscientists whose work spans from climate change projections to earthquake simulations and energy resources optimization. Stanford Earth scientists are as likely to be in front of an electronic screen, analyzing torrents of remote-sensing data as they are to be drilling ice cores in Antarctica.
The fellowship “recognizes and rewards outstanding early-career faculty who have the potential to revolutionize their fields of study.”
His citation reads, ‘for developing radar interferometry for space-born sensors that measure meter-scale topography and millimeter-scale surface deformation.'
Ching-Yao Lai combines her passion for physics with climate science to better understand Earth’s polar ice sheets and how they contribute to climate change.