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.
Don L. Anderson, the Eleanor and John R. McMillan Professor of Geophysics, Emeritus
It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of a towering figure in Geophysics with the passing of Don L. Anderson, Director of the Seismological Laboratory from 1967-1989. He left an indelible mark not just on the Seismological Laboratory but on the field of global seismology and whole-earth geophysics. Don Anderson, who was the Eleanor and John R. McMillan Professor of Geophysics, Emeritus, passed away on December 2, 2014 at the age of 81. He will be sorely missed by his former students, colleagues and the Caltech community.