Jennifer M. Jackson

Professor of Mineral Physics
B.S., University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), 1999; M.S., University of Notre Dame, 2000; Ph.D., University of Illinois, 2005. Assistant Professor of Geophysics, Caltech, 2007-09; Assistant Professor of Mineral Physics, 2009-12; Professor, 2012-.

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Jennifer Jackson's research group focuses on combining experimental results with geophysical methods to better understand planetary interiors. By combining a suite of spectroscopic methods, primarily at advanced radiation sources, we determine the elastic, vibrational, and chemical properties of candidate planetary materials under extreme conditions of pressure and temperature. Through collaborations with Seismo Lab colleagues, we integrate the most recent mineral physics results with seismic observations and geodynamic modeling to gain a multi-dimensional understanding of the deepest parts of Earth's interior.
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