Determining Earth Evolution from Palaeomagnetism


The Geomagnetism Group at the University of Liverpool is one of the longest established and best-equipped groups of its type in the world. There has been geomagnetic research performed in a bespoke laboratory at Liverpool since 1963 and we continue to produce world-leading research into the magnetic field of Earth and other planets.

Our research spans the behaviour, recording and application of geo- and planetary magnetic fields ranging on timescales from sub-annual to billions of years.  Specific foci include:

  • Examining how evolution of the core and mantle affect the generation of the Earth's magnetic field. See the DEEP research group’s website here
  • Probing the dynamics of the geodynamo
  • Exploring the impact of changing Earth rotation on the geomagnetic field
  • Modelling the magnetic fields of gas/ice giants and their time variation
  • Improving the fidelity of palaeomagnetic measurements

We are also active in providing magnetic services to customers in the archaeological, hydrocarbon, and mining sectors. Please see services page for more information.