Institute for Geophysics, University of Texas at Austin
Data Center Description
The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) is known internationally as a leading academic research group in geology and geophysics. Founded in 1972, UTIG is an Organized Research Unit within the University of Texas system, operating under the auspices of the flagship campus's College of Natural Sciences in Austin.
UTIG research activities are carried out all over the world and include large-scale, multi-investigator, multi-institutional field programs. The importance of geophysical measurements and of their mathematical interpretation in the exploration for petroleum and economically useful minerals has also led to valuable partnerships between UTIG and industry. The Institute for Geophysics presently hosts 28 research scientists, two post-doctoral fellows, and two emeritus professors. The support staff includes engineers, systems analysts, technicians, and administrative personnel.
UTIG strives to conduct research that expands the frontiers of knowledge in Earth science, has societal and economic relevance, and is of human interest. Dedicated to basic and applied research alike, the Institute aims to enhance humanity's fundamental understanding of the dynamic geophysical processes that have influenced and continue to influence Earth's structure and climate.