Global Seismology Laboratory
Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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.
Thomas H. Jordan
Research interests: Physics of earthquakes; seismological study of the
Earth's structure; seismic wave propagation; geodetic observations of the
plate motions and interplate deformation; formation and tectonic evolution of
continents; mantle dynamics; statistical descriptions of seafloor morphology.
Robert D. van der Hilst
Research interests: Seismic tomography; studies of the Earth's structure
with emphasis on the mantle beneath convergent plate boundaries;
tectonic evolution of subduction systems; mantle dynamics; structure and
evolution of continental lithosphere; field studies with portable seismometers.
Mary Ann Mroz
James Gaherty 1995.
Rafael Katzman 1998.
Jeffrey McGuire 2000.
Peter Puster 1995.