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.