Anthony Pivarunas

Anthony Pivarunas is a Research Geophysicist at the GMEG Science Center. He received a degree in Geophysics from SUNY Geneseo, and a PhD in Geology from University of Florida. Since joining the USGS in 2020, Anthony has devoted his career to studying geophysics, and specializes in paleomagnetism. Presently, his research focuses on paleomagnetism in the Pacific Northwest and volcanic systems.


Anthony is a geophysicist who focuses on paleomagnetism and numerical methods. His research with the USGS uses the ancient record of the geomagnetic field to solve problems in geological correlations, temporal estimates, and deformation. He helps run the paleomagnetic laboratory, a unique analytical center with a storied history of American science and innovation.

Professional Experience

  • 2020 - Present, Research Geophysicist, Geology Minerals Energy and Geophysics Science Center, Moffett Field, CA
  • 2019 – 2020, Visiting Assistant Professor, Geological Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • 2015 – 2019, Graduate Researcher, Geological Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL


  • Ph.D., Geology, University of Florida, 2019
  • B.A., Geophysics, Minor in Mathematics, SUNY Geneseo, 2015


  • 2015 - Present, Geological Society of America

Non-USGS Partners

  • University of Florida 
  • SUNY Geneseo 
  • Cal State Sacramento 

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