Bruce Murray

Professor of Planetary Science and Geology.
The surfaces of the earth, moon, Mars, Mercury, and Venus; the techniques and technology for deep-space exploration.

Dr. Murray received his Ph.D. from MIT in 1955. He has been on the Faculty of Caltech since 1960, and was also Director of the NASA/Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory ( JPL ) from 1976 - 1982. In 1980, he and the late Carl Sagan founded The Planetary Society, of which he is now the retired Chairman. He has authored or coauthored seven books and over 130 papers.

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    Currently, his research with Caltech students is focussed on: (1) Mars Surface, and (2) Remote Monitoring of Arid Land Degradation. He also pursues a broad range of future-oriented studies