Institute of Geophysics and Geoinformatics
In research and teaching, we focus on the development and application of new and advanced methods for the investigation and characterization of structures and processes within the Earth's interior.
On the geophysical side, the scope of our activities is centered on applied techniques to explore the earth from the near surface down to depths of about 100 km. For this purpose, we develop numerical simulation and imaging/inversion software for electromagnetic fields and seismic waves, which play a fundamental role for the discovery and utilization of energy and resources (oil/gas, minerals, geothermal reservoirs, water, etc.).
On the geomathematics and geoinformatics side, we focus on the (mathematical) analysis of inverse problems in geoscience and the development of methods for the numerical and information theoretic processing of corresponding data. A particular focus is on potential field data (such as gravimetric and geomagnetic satellite data) and corresponding approximation and inversion methods. Beyond that, we are interested in models for spatially and temporally referenced multi-dimensional geodata.
Within a strong Faculty of Geosciences, Geoengineering and Mining we are engaged in conceptual developments for an environmentally reasonable and sustainable usage of resources.
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