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

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Gregory Finkelstein

Gregory Finkelstein

Post Doctoral Scholar in Geophysics

Ph.D., 2014, Geosciences and Materials Science, Princeton University

California Institute of Technology
Seismological Laboratory
1200 E. California Blvd., MS 252-21
So. Mudd Building, Rm 257
Pasadena, CA 91125

Phone: (626) 395-3074
Fax: (626) 564-0715
Email: gjfinkel@gps.caltech.edu

Research

As an experimental mineral physicist, my research interests lie in characterizing the structures and physical properties of planetary materials compressed to extreme pressures and/or temperatures using x-ray crystallography and spectroscopic techniques. In combination with geophysical observations, insights from mineral physics can be used to enhance our understanding of the dynamics and structure of planets, especially Earth.