Earth’s Interior and Surface

Roger Fu

Roger Fu

Assistant Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Arriving July 2017

Roger Fu will be joining the faculty of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University in July 2017.  His 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. 

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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EPS
20 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

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

Rakesh Yadav

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Bloxham

Existence of strong and large scale magnetic fields on planets and stars is one of the most fundamental problems in planetary and stellar physics. The turbulent motions of the electrically conducting fluids in planets and stars twist and churn the pervasive tiny magnetic field perturbations and give rise to much stronger and large scale magnetic fields. This process is called the Dynamo mechanism. Rakesh uses some of the worlds fastest supercomputers to simulate these physical processes and tries to understand how Dynamo works in stars and planets. The results from these complex magnetohydrodynamic simulations help us to better interpret the observations. Rakesh has extensively worked on modelling the dynamo in the Earth's core and in relatively tiny stars called M-stars (Proxima Centauri is one of them). At EPS, Rakesh is working to understand the geodynamo in greater details as well as to connect theoretical dynamo models for Jupiter with the incoming observations from the Juno space mission.

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2017 Mar 22

Taylor Perron

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Geological Museum Room 204

“The Long Reach of River Networks”

Abstract: Branching networks of rivers are among Earth’s most widespread and recognizable surface features. They have also been discovered on two other Solar System bodies: Mars and Saturn’s moon Titan. What do these striking landscape patterns tell us about the histories of different worlds? I will show how recent measurements and models have provided a new perspective on the origin and evolution of river networks. I will then shift the focus to Titan, where an exotic cocktail of

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2017 Feb 22

Ethan Baxter

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Geological Museum Room 204

Boston College

2017 Feb 08

Brad Lipovsky

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Geological Museum Room 204

Earth and Planetary Sciences Department, Harvard University

 

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