Former Staff Scientists

Linda Elkins-Tanton

Linda T. Elkins-Tanton

Director

Theory and experiments concerning silicate melting and solidification processes; planetary formation and early evolution; formation of large volcanic provinces; interactions between silicate planets and their atmospheres.

Matthew J. Fouch

Matthew J. Fouch

Staff Scientist

Geophysics; seismology; Earth's internal structure and dynamics; seismic instrumentation; data visualization

John A. Graham

John A. Graham

Staff Scientist Emeritus

Star formation; structure and evolution of galaxies; variable stars

Eric H. Hauri

Erik H. Hauri

Staff Scientist (1994 - 2018)

Isotopic and chemical evolution of the Earth's deep interior; modeling of flow and melting in mantle plumes; high-pressure experimental petrology; secondary ion mass spectrometry

David James

David E. James

Staff Scientist Emeritus

Seismology; tectonophysics

Vera C. Rubin

Vera C. Rubin

Staff Scientist Emeritus

Galactic and extragalactic dynamics; large-scale structure and dynamics of the universe

Sean Solomon

Sean C. Solomon

Director Emeritus

Planetary geology and geophysics; seismology; marine geophysics; tectonics; geodynamics