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Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks

Scientists at the Geophysical Institute study geophysical processes in action from the center of Earth to the surface of the sun and beyond. The Institute turns data and observations into information useful for research, state and national needs. Much of this research is performed by Institute faculty, staff and students as part of their regular work.

An Act of Congress established the Geophysical Institute in 1946. Since that time, the Institute has earned an international reputation for studying Earth and its physical environments at high latitudes and is now diversified into seven major research units. Institute faculty and research staff serve on a number of advisory boards providing scientific evaluation and ideas for a wide range of concerns.

At the Geophysical Institute, research and education proceed hand-in-hand. Opportunities abound for undergraduate and graduate research with our renowned scientists.

Weekly tours of the Alaska Volcano Observatory and Alaska Satellite Facility return June 4. Guided tours of the two facilities and explanations of their operations will be provided. Each facility is a 30-45-minute tour. Tours begin in the Elvey lobby, outside of the Globe Room, at 2 p.m. every Wednesday.


For more information, contact Rebecca Sanches at 907-474-6715 or rrsanches [at] alaska [dot] edu.


The University of Alaska Fairbanks Arctic Region Supercomputing Center has resumed weekly tours of its complex for the summer. The tours begin at 1 p.m. every Wednesday on the lower level of the Butrovich Building on the Fairbanks campus.


ARSC research project assistants and UAF students will provide a brief overview of high-performance computing, the practice of aggregating computer power to solve problems that demand intensive computation, memory usage and data management. They also will discuss how supercomputers have been used at UAF to model tsunamis, volcanic ash plumes, sea ice, ice sheet activity and weather patterns.


For more information, contact Oralee Nudson at 907-450-8637 or nudson [at] arsc [dot] edu.


ON THE WEB: http://www.arsc.edu/arsc/


The University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Geophysical Institute will offer free public tours at the Poker Flat Research Range this summer. Guides will be on hand to provide free tours of the lower range weekly on Thursdays from June 12 through July 10, ending with the Golden Days Open House on July 17. Tours will begin at 2 p.m. and last approximately one hour. Visitors are asked to check in at the range’s administration building upon arrival.


For more information, contact Kaz Alvarez, kaz [at] gi [dot] alaska [dot] edu or 907-474-5036 and Diana Campbell, dlcampbell [at] alaska [dot] edu or 907-474-5229.


ON THE WEB: http://www.pfrr.alaska.edu/

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