Geophysics is the investigation of the solid and molten Earth using physical principles which allow studies on large scales and of the otherwise inaccessible deep Earth. Geophysical methods are used to study large scale Earth Structure, to measure the exact shape and size of the planet (Geodesy), to study the dynamics of the Earth’s interior and tectonic plates (Geodynamics), to study the history of Earth’s magnetic field and its present state (Geomagnetism), to study the physical properties of rocks and minerals at or near the surface, as well as those in the core (Mineral Physics), and finally, to study the physical causes and effects of earthquakes (Seismology). All of these geophysics studies are represented by a group of articles in the Geophysics section of ESES.