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Jennifer Jackson

Professor of Mineral Physics, Caltech

Jennifer Jackson's research group focuses on combining experimental results with geophysical methods to better understand planetary interiors. By combining a suite of spectroscopic methods, primarily at advanced radiation sources, we determine the elastic, vibrational, and chemical properties of candidate planetary materials under extreme conditions of pressure and temperature. Through collaborations with Seismo Lab colleagues, we integrate the most recent mineral physics results with seismic observations and geodynamic modeling to gain a multi-dimensional understanding of the deepest parts of Earth's interior.

Latest Planetary Radio Appearances

A Great Day for Space Explorers: The Landing of InSight

Join 1,000 anxious yet thrilled space fans at Caltech for our live InSight landing party. You’ll meet Mat Kaplan’s onstage experts and check in with Bill Nye and Emily Lakdawalla at the Jet Propulsion Lab.