Introduction to Geophysics

Event Information

29 June 2018
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Geophysics is the application of physics to the Earth, and is shortlisted by the UK government as being a profession in high demand. Data collected both from the Earth’s surface and from space and the application of fundamental physical principles, allow us to study volcanism and earthquakes, and enable exploration of everything from hydrocarbons in the crust to the structure of the Earth’s deep interior.
This free workshop will provide:
– an overview of exciting geophysical research carried out in our world-class research institution

– useful links between geophysical topics and the school physics syllabus such as gravity, the Earth’s magnetic field and seismology

– a hands-on exercise to locate an earthquake that can later be used in the classroom

– a demonstration of geophysical equipment

– and the opportunity to join the Ogden Trust sponsored project ‘Shake, Rattle & Roll’ where schools receive their own seismometer and become part of a world-wide seismic network



Address

  • School of Erath and Environment Leeds University
  • Leeds University, Leeds, LS2 9JT
  • United Kingdom
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