Caltech's Seismological Laboratory, an arm of the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences (GPS), was established in 1921. It has a distinguished history of leadership in science and serving the public interest. Internationally recognized for excellence in geophysical research and academics and home to outstanding facilities in seismic networks, high performance computing, and mineral physics, the Seismo Lab is an ideal place for study and research. The Lab serves as a focal point for earthquake information in Southern California and the world.
GPS Division-Seismo Lab Welcomes Zhongwen Zhan, Assistant Professor of Geophysics
Zhongwen Zhan, Assistant Professor of Geophysics, will be joining the division in August 2015. Zhongwen obtained his Bachelor degree and Master degree in geophysics from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). While pursuing his Ph.D. at Caltech, he studied a variety of seismological problems including ambient seismic noise, earthquake rupture processes, fault zone and subducted slab structures, deep earthquake physics, and glacier structures. As a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, San Diego he recently concentrates on supershear rupture and dynamic triggering in deep earthquakes.