Walter Zürn: Paul Melchior Medalist for 2021

Walter Zürn receives the Paul Melchior Medal during the 19th International Symposium on Geodynamics and Earth Tides which is held in the week of June 22nd 2021 in Wuhan (China) and online (due to the Covid-19 pandemic).

We congratulate Walter Zürn warmly to this well-deserved award.

Further information
Master information event at KIT

From May 17-23, 2021, KIT will host a virtual information event on all KIT Master's program. Geophysics will also present itself: on May 18 at 4 pm in the auditorium and throughout the week in lectures and at the virtual booth. Further information and the detailed program can be found here:

Further information (in German)
The Deutsche Geophysikalische Gesellschaft (DGG)


The Deutsche Geophysikalische Gesellschaft introduces itself in a new video. It is aimed at people and institutions who are interested in Geophysics. The DGG has set itself the task of disseminating and increasing geophysical knowledge in research and teaching. Get an insight and watch the video.

Trailer of the DGG
Study Geophysics?

Four students of the Geophysics Bachelor's program explain why you should study Geophysics at KIT. Check out our new Promo Video!

Bachelor's program in Geophysics
Film report in 3sat/nano

Film report in 3sat/nano about interdisciplinary earthquake research in the Upper Rhine Graben.

Film report
Plate tectonics: How water causes earthquakes and volcanism

An international research team has conducted geological and seismological experiments on the volcanic island group of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean to better understand the relationship between earthquake/volcanism and water in the interior of the Earth. Their results can be read in an article in the scientific journal Nature.

Original publication Nature
SWR interview and online report on the impact of Corona on ground vibrations

The corona crisis and the associated restrictions on public life lead to less ground turbulence. The constant ground disturbance is mainly caused by ocean waves, wind, traffic and industry. Sarah Mader and Joachim Ritter found out that the reduction in traffic and industry reduces the ground disturbance at earthquake measuring stations.



Article by SWR Wissen
Master's program in Geophysics at KIT

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) offers a two year Master's program in Geophysics. It is given in English and includes topics on Earthquake and Exploration Seismology as well as Natural Hazards. Teaching takes place in small groups and In Situ Lectures are taught right on site at geophysically fascinating locations. To enter the Master's program you need a solid background in mathematics and physics.

Watch the video 

We are now taking applications for summer semester 2020.

International Master Program in Geophysics