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Physics of Geological Processes (GEO-PGP)

Photo of a beach with rolling stones and high mountains in the background. Profile picture for the Section for Physics of Geological Processes (GEO-PGP), University of Oslo, Norway.

Section for Physics of Geological Processes (GEO-PGP) does research and teaching in the field of geophysics. The section, a former part of a COE, participate in and embraces two interdepartemental and multidisciplinary research groups, and we participate in the cross-disciplinary geoscience-physics Njord-Centre, UiO.

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About us

Visiting address: Physics building, 4. floor, Sem Sælands vei 24 (map), 0371 Oslo

Postal address: P. O. Box 1048 Blindern, NO-0316 Oslo, Norway

Head of Section

Luca Menegon

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Njord is a multidisciplinary research centre at The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at University of Oslo 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 the Dept. of Physics.

Interface Dynamics in Geophysical Flow (EarthFlows)

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 research group is to provide fundamentally new understanding of the dynamics of fluid-solid interfaces for a number of important geophysical systems.