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Dr. Robert Cicerone

Robert Cicerone
Professor of Geological Sciences
Science and Mathematics Center, Room 147

BS, Northeastern University
MS, Boston College
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"My specific areas of interest are geophysics and planetary sciences. My research focuses on earthquake mechanics and prediction, and the use of seismic waves to unravel earth structure. One of my students recently completed a research project on the magnetic-field precursors to the Loma Prieta earthquake. I have also completed a project with collaborators at MIT on the scattering and attenuation of seismic waves in New England. We offer a modern geological science curriculum at BSU and geophysics is an important part of that curriculum. Moreover, BSU provides an excellent environment for students to pursue independent research and I am working to expand such opportunities in the realm of geophysics."