Global Seismology Laboratory

Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA02139

The Global Seismology Laboratory, located on the fifth floor of Cecil and Ida Green Building (Building 54), is a research group in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at MIT. In this group, we conduct basic as well as practical researches that encompass most fields in structural and earthquake seismology. We are also interested in studying the physical and chemical properties of the Earth's interior and understanding the geodynamical processes in which our planet evolves. In pursuing these studies, our group members are able to take advantage of the wide range of research works done by local creative talents through constant interactions with people in the Geodynamics Group, the Planetary Dynamics Group, the Earth Resources Laboratory, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Faculty Members

  • Thomas H. Jordan

  • Robert D. van der Hilst

    Administrative Assistant

  • Mary Ann Mroz

    Graduate Students

  • Margaret Boettcher

  • Liangjun Chen

  • Hugh Cox

  • Hrafnkell Karason

  • Eliza Richardson

  • Rebecca Saltzer

  • Frederik Simons

    Research Staff

  • John Castle

  • Sebastien Chevrot

  • Marion Freybourger

  • Jun Korenaga

  • Sergei Lebedev

  • Yunpeng Wang

  • Li Zhao

  • Alet Zielhuis

    Recent Ph.Ds

  • James Gaherty 1995.

  • Rafael Katzman 1998.

  • Jeffrey McGuire 2000.

  • Peter Puster 1995.