Teaching

Lectures

I currently lecture two geophysics courses in the Natural Sciences Tripos at the University of Cambridge:

Physics of the Earth as a Planet (Part III Experimental and Theoretical Physics)

This is an introduction to geophysics for fourth-year physicists. Lectures are given by David Al-Attar and myself. Physics of the Earth as a Planet attempts to provide an understanding of the Earth as a physical system. The course covers subjects as diverse as plate tectonics, continuum mechanics, seismic wave propagation, Earth structure, earthquake locations and mechanisms, isostasy, heat flow and mantle convection. Lecture notes and past papers can be found on the Cavendish Teaching Information System.

Geophysics Core Course (Part II Earth Sciences)

This is the main geophysics course for third-year Earth scientists, and is an important pre-requisite for the geophysics option courses in Part III. Lectures are given by David Al-Attar, Alex Copley, Jerome Neufeld and myself. The course covers a broad spread of geophysics, including mantle convection, flexure, gravity, geodesy, tectonics, and seismology. Lecture notes and past papers can be found on Moodle.

Supervisions

I am a Director of Studies for Natural Sciences (Mathematics) at Trinity College, and supervise the IA and IB (first and second year) Mathematics courses.

  • Moodle has online lecture notes and example sheets.
  • Ian Rudy has bottom line answers to past IA Tripos questions going back to 1993.