California Institute of Technology

Seismological Laboratory

Applications are now closed for the EG Fellows Program

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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    Brinson Exploration Hub Launches New Frontier for Science and Engineering

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    Deep within the Earth Iron Oxide Withstands Extreme Tenperatures and Pressures

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    What Kind of Seismic Signals Did Swifties Send at LA Concert?

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    Earthquake Fellows Program at Caltech
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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