Thomas Henyey

Emeritus Professor of Earth Sciences

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 740-5832
Office: SCI 105

LINKS
Faculty Profile on Departmental Website
 

Education

  • B.A. Geophysics, University of California, Berkeley, 1/1962
  • Ph.D. Geophysics, California Institute of Technology, 1/1968

  • Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

    Tenure Track Appointments
    • Professor of Geological Sciences, University of Southern California, 01/01/1982-  
    • Associate Professor of Geological Sciences, University of Southern California, 01/01/1975-01/01/1982  
    • Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences, University of Southern California, 01/01/1968-01/01/1975  

    Other Employment
    • Executive Director, Southern California Earthquake Center, 01/01/1991-01/01/2001  

    Description of Research

    Summary Statement of Research Interests
    Professor Henyey researches the application of seismic reflection and refraction and studies of the tectonic evolution of the continental crust. His field studies involve earthquake research, including the physics of fault zones. Professor Henyey is participating in the Los Angeles Region Seismic Experiment, a cooperative study between the Southern California Earthquake Center and the U.S. Geological Survey. The experiment is intended to image the crustal structure beneath the greater Los Angeles basin, and in particular, address the questions of depth to Moho, the possible existence of mid-crustal decollements, and the geometry of blind thrust faults.





  • Zumberge Hall of Science (ZHS)
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0740
  • Phone: (213) 740-6106
  • Email: earthsci@usc.edu