EPS Faculty
EPS Faculty
Gary A Glatzmaier
  • Title
    • Professor Emeritus
  • Division Physical & Biological Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Earth & Planetary Sciences Department
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • out of state
  • Mail Stop Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • Mailing Address
    • EMS Building, 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Geophysics

Summary of Expertise

Computer simulation of geodynamics and planetary dynamics

Research Interests

Gary develops global three-dimensional time-dependent computer models to study the structure and dynamics of the interiors of planets and stars. The first in this series of models was written in the 1980s to study the solar dynamo. A modified version of this model was used for pre-flight studies and post-flight analyses of a rotating fluid dynamics experiment flown aboard NASA Space Shuttles in 1985 and 1995. In his studies of geodynamics he has simulated global circulation and convection in the Earth's atmosphere, mantle and core. He has also simulated convection and magnetic field generation in the deep interiors of giant gas planets like Jupiter and Saturn.

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder
B.S., Marquette University, Milwaukee

Honors, Awards and Grants

Member of the National Academy of Sciences
Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Fellow of the American Geophysical Union
Fellow of the Los Alamos National Laboratory

Selected Publications


Teaching Interests

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Introduction to Scientific Computing
Fluid Dynamics
Physics of Stars