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  • Master's Degree in Geophysics for Natural Risks and Resources - A.Y. 2021-22

    Class: LM-79 Geophysics Duration: 2 years
     Branch: Padova  Language: English
     Programme Coordinator: Prof. Giorgio Cassiani
     Access: open access with admission requirements


    A newly activated course in English, aiming to train professionals in the theory and applications of physical methodologies for the exploration and characterization of the subsoil with a multidisciplinary approach. The aim of the course extends to multiple areas, focusing on study of the soil and subsoil: from the search for mining and energy geo-resources, to the characterization of the subsoil for renewable energies, to the application of non-invasive techniques to civil and environmental engineering up to geological description linked to hydrogeological and seismic risk. You can take on roles of responsibility in the energy industry, both fossil and renewable, or work as a freelancer in the area of protection and management of the territory, as in the drafting and management of safety and emergency plans.


     Educational Offer - Course Units

    First Year: Physics Data Analysis, Management and Analysis of Physics Datasets, Advanced Statistics for Physics Analysis, Geotechnics, Statistical Mechanics of Complex Systems, Numerical Methods for Continuous Systems, Digital Data Processing, Electromagnetism, Solid Earth Geophysics, Numerical Methods for High-Performance Computing, Mathematical Physics for the Earth System, Applied Geophysics, Petrophysics, Geophysics for Cultural Heritage, Georesources, Geology for Geophysics, Applied Hydrology, Geophysics for Cultural Heritage and Civil Engineering, Earthquake Geology and Fault Mechanics 

    Second Year: Seismic Response of Built Structures, High Level Programming, Programmable Hardware Devices, Machine Learning, Geothermics, Numerical Methods for Differential Equations, Exploration Seismology, Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, Physics of The Atmosphere, Internship 

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