Specialist Group in Solid Earth Geophysics (SGSEG)

The Specialist Group in Solid Earth Geophysics (SGSEG) embraces a broad range of subject areas that seek to better understand Earth structure, processes and dynamics from the application of physics.

This includes using seismic waves to illuminate the crust, mantle and core of the Earth, numerical modelling to simulate plate boundary and mantle circulation dynamics, measurements of the Earth's gravity and magnetic signals to determine structure and composition, and contributing to the understanding of earthquake hazard.

The goal of SGSEG is to act as a focal point for solid Earth geophysicists from around Australia in developing coordinated strategies for implementing new research of national interest, promoting collaboration among different research groups, and exchanging ideas via conferences and workshops.


Anya Reading
The University of Tasmania
Email: anya.reading@utas.edu.au

Professor Graham Heinson
University of Adelaide
Email: graham.heinson@adelaide.edu.au

Richard Chopping
Email: richard.chopping@anu.edu.au

Dr Karol Czarnota
Geoscience Australia
Email: karol.czarnota@ga.gov.au

Committee Members
Dr Ron Hackney
Geoscience Australia
Email: ron.hackney@ga.gov.au

Dr Erdinc Saygin
Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University
Email: Erdinc.Saygin@anu.edu.au

Dr Alan Aitken
University of Western Australia
Email: alan.aitken@uwa.edu.au

Dr Juan Carlos Afonso
Maquarie University
Email: juan.afonso@mq.edu.au