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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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.


The 6th International Workshop on Rock Physics

A Coruña, Spain moved to 2022


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 (http://6iwrp.com/) to stay updated.