Michael E. Wysession

​Professor of Earth & Planetary Science
PhD, Northwestern University
research interests:
  • Seismology
  • Geophysics

contact info:

mailing address:

  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
  • CB 1169
  • ONE BROOKINGS DR.
  • ST. LOUIS, MO 63130-4899

​Professor Wysession is an expert on the Earth’s inner structure. He has mapped various sections of the Earth and is most noted for his map of the Earth’s core-mantle boundary. 

Wysession has a 20-minute ‘movie’ of the Earth’s core, mantle and surface, showing what happens below us in a earthquake when one seismic wave follows another, wreaking havoc and making the Earth shudder. He is the first geologist to map the Earth’s core-mantle boundary, some 2,000 miles below our feet.

For more information, visit Michael E. Wysession's department profile.

 

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