The establishment of the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Physics of the Earth. Schmidt Academy of Sciences (IPE RAS) - the largest center of world and domestic geophysics, performing a wide range of basic and applied research. The Institute traces its history to 1928 and is one of the oldest scientific institutions of RAS. It formed large scientific school of theoretical and planetary geophysics, the study of the internal structure of the ground geophysical methods, seismology and the evaluation of natural hazards, geomagnetism, ionospheric and magnetospheric physics.
One of the goals of the institute is to improve building codes.