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.

Rock Physics Upcoming

The 8th International Workshop on Rock Physics (8IWRP) will be held in Auckland, New Zealand in 2026

Proposed period: February or April 2026. Check out this PDF for more details

We have closed the voting for the 8IWRP location on Friday 5th July 2024. 

The three locations for the vote were: Austin-Texas, Auckland- New Zealand and Patagonia- Argentina

Majority of the vote favored Auckland. While Austin and Patagonia are closely tied.

We thank Ludmila Adam and her local organizing team to welcome us to the beautiful New Zealand.

More information about workshop dates will follow soon ... Stay tuned. 

The 7th International Workshop on Rock Physics (7IWRP)

Pau, France, 17-21 June 2024 

PhDs Awardees : 

ORALS :  Alvin Biyoghe  (Imperial College London) 

For " Model for Stress-Strain hysteresis during hydrostatic loading of porous rocks".

POSTERS: Afeez Popoola (University of Toronto) 

For "Forced-oscillation measurements on fluid-saturated thermally treated granite _ Evidence of squirt flow"

More information about the workshop can be found on the web page (7IWRP).