Earth’s Interior and Surface

Roger Fu

Roger Fu

Assistant Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Research interests include the formation and interior evolution of the Earth and other planetary bodies.  Roger's primary tool is paleomagnetism, which he complements with geodynamical modeling. 

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20 Oxford St.
Geo Museum 204B
p: 617-384-6991
James R.  Rice

James R. Rice

Mallinckrodt Professor of Engineering Sciences and Geophysics

Theoretical mechanics in glaciology, hydrology, seismology and tectonophysics; physics of earthquakes, ice sheet flow, fluid interactions with deformation and failure of earth materials

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Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Office location - Pierce Hall 224
p: (617) 495-3445
John H. Shaw

John H. Shaw

Harry C. Dudley Professor of Structural and Economic Geology and Harvard College Professor; Department Chair

Structure of the earth's crust, active faulting and folding, earthquake hazards assessment, petroleum exploration methods, and remote sensing.

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20 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Office location - Geological Museum 215
p: (617) 495-8008, f: (617) 495-8839

Undergraduate Student Employment - Programming Opportunity

The Fischer research group is seeking an undergraduate student for part time work writing software to control an optical system in the laboratory. The software will interface with several pieces of hardware (lasers, spectrometers, stages, and cameras) and control them in a user-friendly GUI. It would also need to perform basic fitting of spectra and display results in live time during use of the system. There is flexibility in the choice of programming environment/language to be used...

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Terry-Ann Suer

Terry-Ann Suer

Post-Doctoral Fellow

My research focuses on processes that occurred in the primitive Earth, during the period when core-mantle differentiation was ongoing. This is the era of the Earth’s history when major chemical reservoirs were established and the Earth acquired its bulk physical properties. I study the chemistry of different groups of elements through experiments carried out at high temperature and pressures using the laser-heated diamond anvil cell. This apparatus is capable of simulating the extreme conditions that existed in a deep terrestrial magma ocean. The results of these experiments are applicable to questions regarding terrestrial planet formation, bulk compositions and volatile accretion.