California Institute of Technology

Seismological Laboratory


Envisioning the Future of Geophysics: Centennial Celebration

November 10 -11, 2022


About Us

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.

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    Seismo Lab 2020
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    Caltech Grad Headed to Washington, DC, on Fisher Fellowship
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    Congratulations to the 2022 Seismo Lab Graduates
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    Valeria Villa receives AGU Outstanding Student Presentation Award
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    Hidden magnitude-8.2 earthquake source of mysterious 2021 global tsunami

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    New Professorships Support Early-Career Researchers
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    NASA Balloon Detects California Earthquake- Next Stop Venus?
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    Using Submarine Cables to Detect Earthquakes
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    Clarence Allen 1925 - 2021
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    Seismologist Zhongwen Zhan: Keeping an Ear to the Ground
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    What you can learn from the Pasadena Acoustic Array with Professor Zhan
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    Mineral Physicist Jennifer Jackson: Investigating Earth's Interior with Diamonds, X-rays, and Lasers