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Institute of Geophysics, Planetary Physics, and Signatures

Promoting and supporting high-quality, cutting-edge science in the areas of astrophysics, space physics, solid planetary geoscience, and climate science.


  • Director
  • Harald Dogliani
  • (505) 663-5309
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  • Deputy and Signatures
  • Jon Schoonover
  • (505) 665-0772
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  • Professional Staff Assistant
  • Georgia Sanchez
  • (505) 663-5291
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  • Astophysics and Cosmology
  • Ed Fenimore
  • (505) 667-7371
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  • Climate
  • Manvendra K. Dubey
  • (505) 665-3128
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  • Geophysics
  • Scott Baldridge
  • (505) 667-4338
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  • Space Physics
  • Josef Koller
  • (505) 665-7395
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Expanding the frontiers of astrophysical, space, earth, and climate sciences and their signatures

The Institute of Geophysics, Planetary Physics, and Signatures at Los Alamos National Laboratory is committed to promoting and supporting high quality, cutting-edge science in the areas of astrophysics, space physics, solid planetary geoscience, and climate science. These subject areas are selected based on their breadth of scientific challenges facing the international scientific community, as well as relevance to the strategic objective to extend Laboratory scientific excellence.

IGPPS/LANL makes a special effort to promote and support new research ideas, which can be further developed through seed funding into major programs supported by federal or other funding sources. IGPPS also supports feasibility studies, in order to assess the potential for seed projects to rapidly advance to new capabilities and program growth.

IGPPS Partnerships

Collaborations between Los Alamos National Laboratory and university scientists is an effective way to promote creativity and extend science beyond today’s understanding.  As part of our strategy to encourage university collaborations, we strongly encourage participation of students and/or post docs, who in turn spend part of their reserach experience working with the Los Alamos scientific staff.

IGPPS is also committed to:

  • Developing long-term collaborative relationships with university faculty and departments that extend beyond the lifetime of any given project;
  • Establishing relationships with students working IGPPS-relevant research areas and assisting in identifying career opprtunities for IGPPS-supported students at Los Alamos National Laboratory;
  • Supporting educational programs on topics relevant to IGPPS and desired by Los Alamos National Laboratory programs, particularly in subject areas where there are gaps and inadequacies in existing university curricula.

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Innovations for a secure nation

Novel rocket design flight tested

Novel rocket design flight tested

The new rocket fuel and motor design adds a higher degree of safety by separating the fuel from the oxidizer, both novel formulations that are, by themselves, not able to detonate.

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