Intensive course: Earth Magnetism and Paleogeography

The Research School DEEP and the Ivar Giæver Geomagnetic Laboratory will offer the very successful intensive course on Earth Magnetism and Paleogeography again in October 2019. Taught by Pavel V. Doubrovine, Mathew Domeier, Evgeniy Kulakov and with a featured lecture by Prof. Trond H. Torsvik. Register within 1 August 2019!

Course content

The course “Earth Magnetism and Paleogeography” is designed for graduate students (PhD and MS level) with a broad interest in geophysics, geology and planetary science. The main objective of the course is to give students a comprehensive overview of the Earth magnetism at the present time (geomagnetism) and in the geologic past (paleomagnetism), with the main focus on applications for reconstructions of paleogeography, which lays down the foundation for our understanding of the evolution and dynamics of the Earth at the planetary scale.

Following topics will be covered in the course:

  • Geomagnetic field
  • Geodynamo, dipole and multipole fields
  • Magnetism of rocks and minerals
  • Paleomagnetism
  • Common applications of paleomagnetism
  • Paleogeographic reconstructions  
  • Supercontinents

The course includes a featured lecture by Prof. Trond H. Torsvik (CEED, UiO): Deep mantle structures as a reference for plate motions: Absolute longitude constraints for paleogeography back to the dawn of the Phanerozoic

Click here for a more detailed course descritption.




Register within 1 August 2019 by filling out our online form.

If you are a PhD student admitted to another institution than UiO, you must at the same time apply for visiting PhD status. This is easily done through the form.

As a master student you are welcome to register for the course as well, but you must talk to your home university regarding getting the course excepted in your degree.

The course has no participation fee. All national DEEP members will get their travel and accommodation costs covered.

Schedule and location

The course will be taught at the Centre for the Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED), University of Oslo, 7 - 11 October 2019.

The course consists of eight 1.5‑hour lectures, laboratory exercises and training sessions with software for paleogeographic reconstructions (GPlates).

Prior to the course

Prior to the course week the students will receive course material and prepare for an obligatory presentation on a given topic. Course literature will be pre-selected and accessible to course participants in due time prior to the course.

Examination and course description

A short presentation on a given topic and a home examination. The home examination occurs after the course week.

The course is part of a course series called GEO-DEEP9500 – Special Topics on Dynamics and Evolution of the Earth and Planets. You can find the more detailed course description here:


For more information about the course please contact:

Published Feb. 8, 2019 3:20 PM - Last modified May 21, 2019 9:17 AM