Recent News

Former IGPP Professor, Munk biographer, Hasselmann, awarded Nobel in Physics

IGPP wishes to congratulate Klaus Hasselmann on being awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics "for the physical modelling of Earth's climate, quantifying variability and reliably predicting global warming."

IGPP Munk Lab added to Historical Registry

We are proud to announce that the Munk Lab, named for our founding director Walter Munk, has been officially added to the National Register of Historical Places!

IGPP Virtual Seminar Series 2021: Wei Wang

IGPP is pleased to invite you to join its Fall 2021 Virtual Seminar Series presentation featuring USC's Wei Wang. Dr. Wang's talk, "What can we learn from inner core scattering?" will be available via Zoom on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, starting at 12:00pm. 

IGPP Alum Tolstoy named Dean at UW

Congratulations to IGPP Alum (Ph.D. 1994) Maya Tolostoy who has been named University of Washington's Maggie Walker Dean of the College of the Environment. Learn more about Dr. Tolosty's career leading to this appointment, including her tenure at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and outreach efforts here.

Munk Lab receives Preservation Design Award

We are thrilled to announce that the restoration project at IGPP Munk Lab has been honored with a Preservation Design Award from the California Preservation Foundation. Designed by acclaimed San Diego architect Lloyd Ruocco, "Munk Lab has been an incubator of scientific and geophysical exploration and advancement since its original construction in 1963."

Munk Laboratory nominated for Historic Designation

On July 30th, Scripps Institution of Oceanography petitioned the California State Office of Preservation that IGPP's Munk Laboratory be added to the National Register of Historical Places.

Adusumilli awarded 2021 Frieman Prize

Congratulations to Susheel Adusumilli, recipient of the 2021 Edward A. Frieman Prize for Excellence in Graduate Student Research for his work on a Nature Geosciences study that examined the melting of Antarctica’s floating ice shelves.

Salton Sea swarm currently underway

Debi Kilb and Frank Vernon are monitoring an evolving earthquake swarm that started today south of the Salton Sea. The largest EQ in the swarm, so far, was Mw5.2.  Within an hour of the Mw5.2 EQ, an additional ~175 earthquakes occurred. Swarms are common in this region. This 2021 swarm is spatially nestled between the events from 2005 and 2012 —tending more toward the 2005 locations.