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


Mark Simons

Mark Simons

Professor, Seismological Laboratory

John W. and Herberta M. Miles Professor of Geophysics
Director, Brinson Exploration Hub
PhD, 1996, MIT, USA

Seismological Laboratory
California Institute of Technology
1200 E. California Blvd., MS 252-21
So. Mudd Building, Rm 355
Pasadena, CA 91125

Phone: (626) 395-6984


Processes that deform the solid earth including those associated with the seismic cycle, migration of magma and water in the subsurface, tides, and glacial rebound; Tectonics and the relationship between short and long time scale processes; Glaciology, particularly basal mechanics and ice rheology; Ocean world tectonics and geodynamics, particularly Enceladus; Tools and applications using space geodesy, particularly GNSS, Interferometric SAR and gravity measurements.