The Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics (CIG) develops and disseminates open-source scientific software for numerical modeling to solve scientific problems in solid-Earth geophysics, including mantle convection, planetary dynamos, earthquake physics, seismology, and the solid earth response to sea-level change. CIG facilitates use of high-performance computing for these applications, in collaboration with national computing facilities such as Argonne National Lab, XSEDE, and working with the campus high performance computing facility.

CIG is an NSF center. GGAM member Prof. Louise Kellogg (Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences) is the director.

CIG’s presence at UC Davis creates opportunities for applied mathematics students to become involved in computational science and development of new numerical methods at the cutting edge of research. Several GGAM students and postdocs are currently collaborating with CIG scientists and GGAM faculty members.