Geophysical studies at USC are aimed at trying to better understand the entirety of Earth's interior and its dynamics across a wide range of spatial and temporal scales. Our research focuses on earthquakes and related fault-zone processes, lithospheric dynamics, mantle convection and its relationships to thermal evolution of Earth and plate tectonic activity, and ventures to greater depths where outer core/mantle interactions occur and core processes generate Earth's magnetic field.

  • Zumberge Hall of Science (ZHS)
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0740
  • Phone: (213) 740-6106
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