International Association of Rock Physicists

Rock Physics provides the connections between elastic properties measured at the surface of the earth, within the borehole environment or in the laboratory with the intrinsic properties of rocks, such as mineralogy, porosity, pore shapes, pore fluids, pore pressures, permeability, viscosity, stresses and overall architecture such as laminations and fractures. Rock Physics provides the understanding and theoretical tools required to optimize all imaging and characterization solutions based on elastic data.

The present site is a collection of resources for rock physicists and those who use the results of rock physics in their work.

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Hot Topic Session - Rock Physics by EAGE

Online 10 December 2020

Please join us at the EAGE online webinar on the interactive Hot Topic Session - Rock Physics hosted by Per Avseth and Hamed Amini on the 10th December.

Hope to see many of you there.

Rock Physics and Geofluid Detection

The paper dealine is 15 December

Invitation to submit manuscripts to a special issue on Frontiers in Earth Science. The topic is 'rock physics and geofluid detection'

The abstract deadline is 4 September

The 6th International Workshop on Rock Physics

A Coruña, Spain 7 - 11 June 2021

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the uncertainties present, the Organizing Committee – in close consultation with the Advisory Committee – has decided to postpone the 6th International Workshop on Rock Physics to 2022.

At this time, abstract submission will be closed. The details of the re-opening of the submission process will be announced along with the new dates for the workshop. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We invite you all to visit the 6IWRP website ( to stay updated.