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Andrei Swidinsky - Associate Professor (tenured)

  • Geophysics
  • Colorado School of Mines
    Golden, CO 80401


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, (2011-2013) Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR), Germany
  • Ph.D. Geophysics, (2011) Department of Physics, University of Toronto, Canada
  • M.Sc. Geophysics, (2006) Department of Physics, University of Toronto, Canada
  • B.Sc. Theoretical Physics, (2005) Department of Physics, University of Guelph, Canada


  • Electrical and electromagnetic methods in applied geophysics
  • Mining geophysics
  • Non-seismic methods in petroleum geophysics
  • Geothermal and aquifer characterization
  • Magnetic storm impacts on the electric power grid
  • Geophysics field camp


  • Geophysics teaching
  • GPGN302: Introduction to electromagnetic and seismic methods
  • GPGN308: Introduction to electrical and electromagnetic methods
  • GPGN420/520: Advanced electrical and electromagnetic methods
  • GPGN411/511: Advanced gravity and magnetic methods
  • GPGN438: Geophysics project design
  • GPGN486: Geophysics field camp (director)
  • GPGN598a: Special topics in electrical and electromagnetic methods
  • GPGN598b: Instrumental design in applied geophysics


  • Safipour, R., Holz, S., Jegen, M., & Swidinsky, A., 2018: A first application of a marine inductive source EM configuration with remote electric dipole receivers: Palinuro Seamount, Tyrrhenian Sea. Geophysical Prospecting, 66, 1415-1432.
  • Cuttler, S, Love, J, & Swidinsky, A., 2018: Geoelectric hazard assessment: The differences of geoelectric responses during magnetic storms within common physiographic zones. Earth, Planets and Space, 70:35.
  • Kohnke, C., Liu, L., Streich, R., & Swidinsky, A., 2018: A method of moments approach to modeling the electromagnetic response of multiple steel casings in a layered earth. Geophysics, 83(2), WB81-WB96.
  • Swidinsky, A., Kohnke, C. & Edwards, R. N., 2018: Tutorial: The electromagnetic response of a horizontal electric dipole buried in a layered medium. Geophysical Prospecting, 66, 240-256.
  • Safipour, R., Holz, S., Halbach, J., Jegen, M., Petersen, S. & Swidinsky, A., 2017: A self-potential investigation of submarine massive sulfides: Palinuro volcanic complex, Tyrrhenian Sea. Geophysics, 82(6), A51-A56.
  • Safipour, R., Holz, S., Jegen, M., & Swidinsky, A., 2017: On electric fields produced by inductive sources on the seafloor. Geophysics, 82(6), E297-E313.
  • Swidinsky, A., & Liu, L., 2017: An analytic solution for numerical modelling validation in electromagnetics: The resistive sphere. Geophysical Journal International, 211(2), 843-850.
  • Swidinsky, A., & Weiss, C. J., 2017: On coincident loop transient electromagnetic induction logging. Geophysics, 82(4), E211-E220.
  • Swidinsky, A. & Nabighian, M. N., 2016: Transient electromagnetic fields of a buried horizontal magnetic dipole. Geophysics, 81(6), E481-E491.