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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The 6th International Workshop on Rock Physics

A Coruña, Spain, 13-16 June 2022

The Abstract Submission Period is Now Open

The Organizing Committee of the 6th International Workshop on Rock Physics is glad to announce that the period for abstract submission is now open. The deadline for abstract submission is January 30, 2022. A Microsoft® Word abstract template plus an information form are available for download at the webpage the workshop (

We encourage the submission of new and exciting contributions to the Rock Physics community and we kindly ask you to disseminate this information among other colleagues potentially interested.

Please, stay tuned about new announcements and information in the web page. In the meantime, we wish you a safe and healthy time.

Nature’s Window, Kalbarri National Park, Western Australia - Marc Russo Photography

Call for Papers for “Heterogeneity, anisotropy and scale-dependency: Keys to understand Earth composition, structure and behavior”

Deadline: 31 May 2022 More info: click here

A call for paper submission to the upcoming Special Collection of articles with the title “Heterogeneity, anisotropy and scale-dependency: Keys to understand Earth composition, structure and behavior” co-hosted by the Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, and Earth & Space Science, and edited by Joel Sarout and overseas colleagues: Bjarne Almqvist, (Uppsala Universitet), Ludmila Adam (University of Auckland), Andreas Fitchner (ETH Zurich), Nori Nakata (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Fiona Darbyshire (Université du Québec à Montréal), Valérie Maupin (University of Oslo). The call is open until 31 May 2022. Note that the photograph used to illustrate this call for papers on AGU’s website is that of Nature’s Window in Kalbarri National Park, Western Australia, taken by a local WA photographer (Marc Russo), who kindly allowed us to use it.