Key Laboratory of Computational Geodynamics Institute (LCG) was originally founded in 2003 and was joined in charge of Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Beijing University, and formally became a key laboratory of Chinese Academy of Sciences on December 30, 2010.
The LCG is the first laboratory in China mainly engaged in the research of computational geodynamics, through theoretical development, experimental methods and numerical simulations. The main research fields include: Interactions between solid-, liquid- and atmospheric spheres; Global and regional crustal movement; Interior structure and process of the Earth and the interactions among geo-spheres; Mass distribution/transportation/interaction of the Earth’s system; Global and regional geodetic measurements and interpretations; Application of space geodesy in geosciences; Simulation of Tibetan geodynamic changes; Monitoring and evaluating the environment and natural hazards.
Currently, as a short term aim, the LCG focus on fundamental study of numerical seismology. For the purpose, the LCG establishes six divisions and one center: Earthquake Nucleation Processes; Earthquake Source Processes; Global Seismic Deformations; Comprehensive Physical Properties of the earth’s materials; Numerical Simulation Environment; Earth System Science; and Scientific Computing Center. It owns advanced computational and visualization equipments for scientific computation and numerical simulations.
The LCG owns 49 members, with 23 professors, 14 associate professors, 10 lecturers, and 2 administration staff. It is open to national and international geosciences society, and has collaborating and exchanging relations with more than 20 institutes and universities in the world.