William E. Leonhard Professor of Mineral Physics
Seismological Laboratory

Jennifer Jackson's research explores the depths of Earth's interior: From the central inner core to plume-roots at the core-mantle boundary to deep hydrogen cycling and plumbing architecture underneath active volcanic systems:

*Deep within the Earth, Iron Oxide Withstands Extreme Temperatures and Pressures
(Highlight) (Dobrosavljevic et al., Nature Comm. 2023)

*Iron-rich (Mg,Fe)O at the CMB: Highly anisotropic with very low wave speeds and viscosity!
(Lai et al. 2022)(Jackson & Thomas 2021)(Dobrosavljevic et al. 2019)
(Reali et al. 2019)(Finkelstein et al. 2018)

*Deep hydrogen cycling on Earth and beyond
Olivia Pardo's papers on shear elasticity and high-pressure phase transitions in hydrous sulfates, vibrational anisotropy, equation of state of oxyhydroxides

*The magmatic web beneath Hawai‘i
(Highlight) (Jack Wilding's paper in Science 2022)(Movie)

*Single-grain analysis of iron's oxidation state in volcanic amphiboles (Ratchbacher et al. 2023)

*New Results Reveal Surprising Behavior of
Minerals Deep in the Earth
(Highlight) (PDF) (more details)

*A Pair of Techniques Explores Silicon’s Effect
on Earth’s Core Temperature
(APS Highlight)(PDF)(Vasilije's website)

*NASA Balloon Detects California Earthquake –
Next Stop, Venus? (PDF) (Caltech)

*Jennifer's research group (on YouTube!)

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