California Institute of Technology
Seismological Laboratory Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences

Centennial

Envisioning the Future of Geophysics

A Celebration of the Centennial of the Seismological Laboratory
February 24-25, 2022, Pasadena, California

This symposium aims to provide a glimpse into the future of geophysics by bringing together traditionally disparate research communities. It will explore new concepts and technologies that are poised to transform how geophysics informs our understanding of Earth processes. The symposium will be held in person on the campus of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California.

The timing of the meeting coincides with the centennial of the founding of the Seismological Laboratory, initially a unit of the Carnegie Institution and later becoming integrated with Caltech. Now, one hundred years on, researchers will consider the nature of earthquakes and how new technologies better inform natural hazards, the nature of processes within the crust and lithosphere, new ways to image the Earth, and the structure, dynamics, and evolution of Planet Earth.