The last decade has seen a major change in the direction and focus of Earth Science research. Increased emphasis on quantitative aspects of geological processes has highlighted scientific problems requiring cross-disciplinary efforts for their solution. Physics of Geological Processes (PGP) is a cross-disciplinary center located at the University of Oslo. Its mission is to contribute to a more fundamental and quantitative understanding of the complex patterns and processes of the Earth ranging from the nanoscale structures of mineral surfaces to the movement of lithospheric plates.
Physics of Geological Processes (PGP): Some recent advances