Vadim Kravchinsky, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Science - Physics
Associate Chair, Faculty of Science - Physics

Fall Term 2023 (1850)

GEOPH 436 - Geophysics Field School

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 10 DAYS)

Students conduct a wide variety of geophysical field measurements and process and interpret the collected data. The field component of the course is usually run immediately prior to the fall term. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar. Prerequisites: GEOPH 325 or 326, or consent of instructor. Intended for students in a Geophysics program. Students in other programs should contact the Department of Physics for permission. Note: credit may only be obtained for one of GEOPH 436 and GEOPH 536.

LECTURE A01 (83596)

2023-09-05 - 2023-12-08
F 14:00 - 16:50 (TBD)

Winter Term 2024 (1860)

GEOPH 110 - Introduction to Earth and Planetary Physics

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

How do we know what is inside the Earth and planets? What are the dynamic processes that shape the Earth? This course will use a physics-based approach to investigate these questions and develop an explanation for what drives plate tectonics, the origin of planetary magnetic fields, and the causes of hazards such as earthquakes and volcanoes. You will learn about the methods that are used to image the interior structure and dynamics of the Earth and other planets. You will also learn how these methods are applied in resource exploration, environmental monitoring, satellite missions to other planets and moons, and other scientific studies of the Earth system. The different career options available in geophysics will be discussed. Prerequisites: Physics 20 and Mathematics 30. Note: Credit will be given for only one of GEOPH 110 or 210.

LECTURE B01 (13941)

2024-01-08 - 2024-04-12
MWF 13:00 - 13:50 (CCIS L1-029)