The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) is an academic research center best known for projects with an international scope. Prominent research areas include marine geology and geophysics, tectonics, terrestrial and lunar seismology, quantitative and exploration geophysics, and geophysical studies of ice sheets and of climate. UTIG was founded in 1972 and is part of the Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin.
UTIG hosts thirty nine research scientists, six postdoctoral fellows, three emeritus faculty, and visiting scientists. UTIG is internationally recognized for its support staff, which includes engineers, systems analysts, technicians, and administrative personnel.
UTIG is part of the The John A. and Katherine G. Jackson School of Geosciences and maintains a close working relationship with the School's other components, the University Bureau of Econonomic Geology (BEG) and the Department of Geological Sciences (DGS), in which ten Institute scientists serve as faculty.
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