Select Lab Group News and Events
Nuclear resonant inelastic x-ray scattering and PHOENIX tutorial at Caltech, by Wolfgang Sturhahn (Feb. 2017)
Itaru Ohira, PhD student from Tohoku University, visits Jackson's lab (Feb-March 2017)
Natalia Solomatova gave a talk about her work on silicate glasses at high pressures at the 2016 Fall AGU
Jennifer Jackson gave an invited talk at the 2016 Fall AGU, on behalf of the KISS Team: Infrasonic and seismic methods to invesitgate the interior of Venus
Jennifer Jackson and group members postdoc Greg Finkelstein, graduate studen Natalia Solomatova, and undergraduate student Tyler Perez host Women in STEM (summer 2016)
Rachel Morrison receives one of the Springer Poster Presentation Awards at the 2016 COMPRES annual meeting for her presentation of "Equations of State of Fe-Ni and Fe-Ni-Si at High Pressure". The award is a 150 Euro book voucher from Springer-Verlag. Congratulations Rachel!
Congratulations to Natalia Solomatova for receiving the GPS Division Teaching Assistant award for Ge 164 Mineral Physics (June 3, 2016)!
Natalia Solomatova will present her research on carbonates and amorphous silicates at the 2016 Goldschmidt conference held in Yokohama, Japan
Rachel Morrison invited to give a talk at the 2016 Research at High Pressure Gordon Research Seminar
CSEDI grant awarded to Jackson (PI), Gurnis, Zhan, and Helmberger (Caltech): Integrated seismic, geodynamic, and mineral physics studies of the deepest lower mantle
Keck Institute for Space Studies grant awarded to Jackson (Caltech), Cutts (JPL), and colleagues at Caltech, UCLA, and French colleagues at ISAE, IPGP, and LMD: Techniques and Technologies for Investigating the Interior Structure of Venus
The Mineral and Rock Physics focus group of the American Geophysical Union has awarded Dongzhou Zhang the 2015 Graduate Research Award, in recognition of his Ph.D. thesis work on the development and application of new techniques to constrain melting points of iron-alloys under extreme conditions. AGU announcement Congratulations Dongzhou! Seismo Lab announcement
Jackson's Lab Group welcomes President of Caltech, Professor Thomas F. Rosenbaum, to the diamond-anvil cell laboratory. Prof. Rosenbaum and Jackson in front of Caltech's new gas-loading facility (The Zephyr), photograph taken by Dr. Greg Finkelstein in Jackson's laboratory:
Podcast on Earth's core featuring Jennifer Jackson (Caltech) and Raymond Jeanloz (Berkeley), by Jenna Bilbrey.
Congratulations Dr. Zhang! Dongzhou Zhang defended his PhD thesis, "Applications of nuclear resonant scattering to further our understanding of Earth's interior", December 4, 2014
New method of detecting melting in situ using the Mössbauer effect: Featured Science Highlight on Advanced Photon Source poster (JPG, 4 MB)
Dongzhou Zhang accepts position as Beamline Scientist at the Partnership for eXtreme Xtallography PX^2, a University of Hawaii NSF/COMPRES-sponsored project located at GSE-CARS, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory (September 2014). Congratulations Dongzhou!
Dr. Gregory Finkelstein (PhD 2014, Princeton) joins Jennifer Jackson's research group as the Seismological Laboratory's Director Postdoctoral Fellow (September 2014). Welcome Greg!
In-depth CONUSS tutorial, with newly released features, was given by Wolfgang Sturhahn at the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), in Hamburg, Deutschland (July 2014).
Alumni in the news: ETH Postodoctoral Fellowship awarded to Dan Bower(June 2014). Congratulations Dan!
Jennifer Jackson lectured at the sixteenth annual National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering, held at Argonne and Oak Ridge National Labs (14-28 June 2014). Students conducted experiments at the Advanced Photon Source and Spallation Neutron Source.
Rachel Miller has been selected to receive a 2014 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship. The NDSEG Fellowship is sponsored and funded by the Department of Defense. Congratulations Rachel!
Dongzhou Zhang has received the 2013 National Award for Outstanding Self-financed Chinese Students Studying Abroad, sponsored by the China Scholarship Council. This award was founded with the purpose of rewarding the academic excellence of Chinese students studying overseas. Only those with outstanding performance in their Ph.D. studies are considered for the award. Award will be presented in Los Angeles on June 1, 2014. Congratulations Dongzhou!
Jackson's group presents at the American Geophysical Union 2013 Fall Meeting
While in the Chicago area for experiments at the Advanced Photon Source, Jennifer was interviewed by CBS Chicago's Kate Sullivan on the 1893 Columbian Exposition (aka Chicago's World's Fair), November 2013
Jennifer Jackson elected Fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America, October 2013
Congratulations Dr. Zhan! Zhongwen Zhan defended his PhD thesis, "Exploiting Seismic Waveforms of Ambient Noise and Earthquakes", September 16, 2013
The Mineral and Rock Physics focus group of the American Geophysical Union has awarded Caitlin Murphy the 2013 Graduate Research Award, in recognition of her PhD thesis work on the vibrational properties of hcp-Fe. Congratulations Caitlin! (Geophysical Laboratory announcement) (AGU Honors Page)
Jennifer Jackson and Rachel Miller hosted two high school students: Margaret Yu and Ed Guzman and high school teacher Chuong Vu through Caltech's Summer Research Connection. Learn more about the SRC
Congratulations Dr. Wolf! Aaron Wolf defended his PhD thesis, "Probing the Thermodynamic Properties of Mantle Rocks in Solid and Liquid States", May 29, 2013
Congratulations Dr. Wicks! June Wicks defended her PhD thesis, "Sound velocities and equation of state of iron-rich (Mg,Fe)O", May 28, 2013
Jackson's research group (June Wicks, Dongzhou Zhang, Natalia Solomatova, Rachel Miller) presents at the USC Deep Earth Dynamics symposium, May 1, 2013
Turner Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Michigan awarded to Aaron Wolf (spring 2013). Congratulatons Aaron!
Hess Postdoctoral Fellowship at Princeton awarded to June Wicks (spring 2013). Congratulatons June!
Dr. Bin Chen recently accepted a faculty position at the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology at University of Hawaii. He will start in 2014. Congratulations Bin!
The Jackson Lab welcomes a new gas-loading system, The Zephyr (spring 2013)!
Aaron S. Wolf: Outstanding AGU Student Paper Award, Fall AGU 2012
Jackson's group presents at the American Geophysical Union 2012 Fall Meeting
Dr. Caitlin Murphy joins the Geophysical Laboratory at the Carnegie Institution of Washington as a Postdoctoral Fellow (Fall 2012)
Dr. YoungHee Kim joins the College of Natural Sciences faculty at Seoul National University as Assistant Professor in Solid Earth Geophysics (Fall 2012)
Dr. Lijun Liu joins the Department of Geology faculty at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, as Assistant Professor (Fall 2012)
Jennifer promoted to Full Professor (August 2012)
News of Jennifer's tenure (July 2012)
Jackson's group presents at the 2012 COMPRES/HPMPS Meeting
Congratulations Caitlin Murphy for receiving the GPS Division Teaching Assistant award (June 1, 2012)!
Congratulations Dr. Murphy! Caitlin Murphy defended her thesis, "Thermoelasticty of hexagonal close-packed iron from the phonon density of states", May 18, 2012
Congratulations Dr. Bower! Daniel Bower defended his thesis, "Geodynamics of Earth's deep mantle", May 1, 2012
Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Geophysical Laboratory awarded to Caitlin Murphy (spring 2012). Congratulations Caitlin!
Jackson's group presents at the American Geophysical Union 2011 Fall Meeting
Jackson's group presents at the Science at the Hard X-ray Diffraction Limit, Cornell University (Ithaca, NY, 06/23/2011)
Jackson's group presents at the 2011 COMPRES/HPMPS Meeting
Will Steinhardt: Burns Prize for demonstrating both academic excellence and great promise, GPS Division, Caltech, June 2011
Congratulations Dr. YoungHee Kim for defending her Ph.D. thesis, "Properties of the subduction system in Mexico"! (May 2011)
Jackson's group presents at the American Geophysical Union 2010 Fall Meeting
Jackson's group presents at the 7th International Conference on Inelastic X-ray Scattering, Grenoble, France (08/2010)
Caitlin A. Murphy: Young Scientists Award for the IXS Conference abstract, IUCr. Grenoble, France (08/2010)
Highest static pressure reached at Caltech! (08/2010)
Jackson's group presents at the Study of Earth's Deep Interior, Santa Barbara, CA (07/2010)
Jackson's group presents at the 2010 COMPRES/HPMPS Meeting
June K. Wicks: Featured COMPRES article, 2010-2011
June K. Wicks: ASCIT Teaching Award; GPS Division Teaching Award, 2010
YoungHee Kim: Society of Exploration Geophysicists Scholarship, 2010
Congratulations Dr. Lijun Liu for successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis! (May 2010)
Bin Chen: John C. Jamieson Award, 2010
Jackson's group presents at the American Geophysical Union 2009 Fall Meeting
Dan J. Bower: Featured COMPRES article, 2009-2010
Jackson's group presents at the 2009 COMPRES/HPMPS Meeting
Bin Chen: Texaco Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship, Caltech
Jackson's group presents at the American Geophysical Union 2008 Fall Meeting
In Dallas Campbell's Guide to the Impossible, British actor/comedian Dallas Campbell is given the chance to attempt the impossible. This 22 minute clip features Caltech Professors Dave Stevenson & Jennifer Jackson. Directed by Emily James of Actual Reality Pictures, this episode aired on Discovery Science Channel in 2008 (copyright Actual Reality Pictures 2008)
Jackson's group presents at the 2008 COMPRES/HPMPS Meeting
Jackson's group presents at the 2007 COMPRES/HPMPS Meeting