Michael C. Gurnis

John E. and Hazel S. Smits Professor of Geophysics; Director, Seismological Laboratory
B.S., University of Arizona, 1982; Ph.D., Australian National University, 1987. Associate Professor, Caltech, 1994-96; Professor, 1996-2005. Smits Professor, 2005-. Associate Director, Seismological Laboratory, 1995-2003; Director, 2009-.

Research Interests

Global geodynamics: mantle convection, plate tectonics and the dynamic coupling between mantle processes and continental and sea floor geology; chemical and thermal evolution of the mantle and crust; Marine geophysics; computational geophysics: frameworks, finite element analysis, and parallel processing.



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Selected Publications 

For an up to date publication list with PDF reprints, please visit www.gps.caltech.edu/~gurnis/papers.html.

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