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Thomas H. Heaton

Professor of Engineering Seismology
Contact information for Thomas H. Heaton
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Mail Code: MC 104-44
Office: 255 South Mudd (Geophysics)
Phone: 626-395-4232
Email: heaton@​

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B.S., Indiana University, 1972; Ph.D., Caltech, 1978. Visiting Associate in Geophysics, 1980-91; Faculty Associate, 1991-95; Lecturer in Geophysics, 1993-94; Lecturer in Engineering Seismology, 1995; Professor, 1995-.

Research Interests

Earthquake source physics and deformation mechanics of the crust; understanding the nature of strong ground motions during large earthquakes and the potential impact on buildings; understanding motions recorded in buildings; seismic early warning systems; design of seismic networks.

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