Underworld Geodynamics Group (External organisation)

  • Louis N. Moresi (Chair/Co-Chair)
  • Steve Quenette (Member)
  • Michael Gurnis (Member)
  • Patrice Rey (Member)
  • Rebecca Farrington (Member)
  • Timothy Rawling (Member)

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsMembership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board


Underworld Project - Steering Committee
The Underworld geodynamics group, works on scientific problems, computational algorithms, and software for Earth and planetary dynamics. All of its work is released under open source licences so that anyone can recreate and build upon its outcome.

The group has a particular interest in understanding the long-term evolution of the Earth and helping people to run time-evolving models of plate and lithosphere scale geological problems.

The Underworld geodynamics code is a python-based, high-performance, parallel code that scales from laptops to supercomputers and also runs in the cloud.

This Steering Committee has a role to guide the Underworld development, as supported by Auscope.
Period16 Sept 2020 → …
Held atUnderworld Geodynamics Group, Australia, Australian Capital Territory
Degree of RecognitionInternational


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