Institute of Theoretical Geophysics University of Cambridge

Research at the ITG

The mission of the ITG is to uncover and develop the tools to analyse fundamental processes of relevance to the Earth. Our research encompasses theoretical descriptions, numerical models and laboratory experiments. The Institute is housed in the two parent departments of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and the Department of Earth Sciences. We aim to bring together applied mathematicians and Earth scientists for fruitful collaborations in the Institute and with various members of the two parent departments.

Since the foundation of the ITG in 1989, our research has spanned many fields, including:

and we are keen to enter new areas of Earth and Planetary Sciences that will benefit from quantitative analysis.

Our parent departments have a range of strong research groups, who are interested in, for example, meteorology, oceanography and environmental fluid mechanics (DAMTP) and tectonics, mantle dynamics, marine geochemistry and petrology (DES), with which we are in regular communication

We have other collaborations with members of the BP Institute and the Bullard Laboratories.