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The Exploration and Environmental Geophysics (EEG) group is part of the Institute of Geophysics in the Department of Earth Sciences at ETH Zurich. Within our research and projects, we investigate all areas of applied geophysics from acquisition to processing, modelling and inversion for exploration and environmental problems. Our group is also responsible for the Joint Master's programme in Applied Geophysics.

Open positions

We currently have four open PhD positions available. The topics are geophysical monitoring of fractured rock for geothermal reservoirs, cryosphere geophysics, and computational geophysics.

However, if you are interested in joining our group as a Ph.D. student or postdoc, do not hesitate to contact or .

Featured News

14.04.2016 - The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a prestigious Advanced Grant to Professor Johan Robertsson. The funded research project, MAchine for Time Reversal and Immersive wave eXperimentation (MATRIX), will investigate a fundamental new approach to seismic wave experimentation that involves fully immersing a physical seismic experiment within a virtual numerical environment. The MATRIX research projects is one of the 4 ERC Advanced Grants awarded to ETH this year. The news has also been featured on the ETH website. 12 ERC Advanced Grants were awarded across Europe to Earth Sciences.

EEG group news.

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We are responsible for the Joint Master's programme in Applied Geophysics and hosts the students during their second semester, and some for their fourth semester thesis projects.


The members of our group will present their research and organise sessions and workshops at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2016 (Vienna, Austria from April 17th to 22nd) and at the 78th EAGE Conference (Vienna, Austria from May 30th to June 2nd).

Professor Johan Robertsson and other EEG members will attend the 17th International Seismix Symposium in Aviemore, Scotland (from May 15th to 20th).

Visit the EEG Group events page for details on spakers and titles.

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