Visiting scientists: The President's Page


  • Helmut E. Landsberg


Geophysics as a formal discipline is represented at only a limited number of colleges and universities. Even our various subdivisions have relatively narrow representation on the faculties. This is not too surprising, because of the reluctance of university administrations to give formal recognition to interdisciplinary programs. In many schools the solid-earth geophysicists are attached to geology departments, geodesists and hydrologists are associated with civil engineering groups, and aeronomists and planetologists live in symbiosis with the physicists.