Martyn Unsworth, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Science - Physics Admin

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Science - Physics Admin
Phone
(780) 492-3041
Address
3-102 Centennial Ctr For Interdisciplinary SCS II
11335 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

Overview

About

BA (1986) Cambridge University
PhD (1991) Cambridge University
Research Professor, University of Washington, (1993-2000)
Associate Professor, University of Alberta (2000 - 2004)
Professor,  University of Alberta (2004 - present)


Research

Electromagnetic geophysics
Plate tectonics
Volcanology
Geothermal energy

Courses

EAS 105 - The Dynamic Earth Through Time

The plate tectonic framework of a dynamic Earth as it relates to the origin of major groups of minerals and rocks. Earthquakes, structural geology, and the origin of mountain belts. Surface processes and their sedimentary products. History of life and extinctions. Not available to students with credit in EAS 101, 210 or SCI 100. Prerequisite: EAS 100 or GEOPH 110 or GEOPH 210.

Winter Term 2021
GEOPH 424 - Electromagnetic Methods in Geophysics

Theory and application of Maxwell's equations to geophysics; resistivity of rocks, electromagnetic exploration; magnetotellurics, frequency and time domain EM methods, forward and inverse techniques to image crustal and mantle structures. Analysis of EM data collected at field school. Pre- or corequisite: MATH 337. Prerequisites: PHYS 281 or 230, 381, GEOPH 325.

Fall Term 2020
GEOPH 524 - Electromagnetic Methods in Geophysics

Theory and application of Maxwell's equations to geophysics; resistivity of rocks, electromagnetic exploration; magnetotellurics, frequency and time domain EM methods, forward and inverse techniques to image crustal and mantle structures. Analysis of EM data collected at field school. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Note: This course cannot be taken for credit if credit has already been given for GEOPH 424.

Fall Term 2020