Section for Physics of Geological Processes (GEO-PGP) does research and teaching in the field of geophysics. The GEO-PGP-section, a former part of a COE, participate in and embraces two interdepartemental and multidisciplinary research groups.
Physics of Geological Processes – PGP is a multidisciplinary research group working at the interface between physics and geology. The focus is on research to provide fundamental and quantitative understanding of the complex patterns and processes of the Earth. The research team includes professionals from the Dept. of Geosciences and from the Dept. of Physics, both University of Oslo.
The research focus for the EarthFlows group cover the geosphere, the hydrosphere, the cryosphere, and the atmosphere, including the behavior of the complex interfaces separating ‘Fluid Earth’ from ‘Solid Earth’. The goal for the EarthFlows research group is to provide fundamentally new understanding of the dynamics of fluid-solid interfaces for a number of important geophysical systems.