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New Mexico State University
Department of Physics
Faculty & Staff

Dr. Lauren Waszek, Geophysics

Ph.D. Geophysics, University of Cambridge, U.K. (2012)

Department of Physics

Office: Gardiner Hall 256
New Mexico State University
PO Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM

Phone: 575-646-????

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Lauren Waszek


Dr Waszek earned her BA and MSci in Physics and PhD in Geophysics from the University of Cambridge, UK. She then held a three year Junior Research Fellowship at Cambridge, followed by a one year Research Associate position at the University of Maryland. Whilst at Cambridge, she taught several undergraduate courses and supervised research projects.

Dr Waszek is a global seismologist, researching the seismic properties of Earth’s deep interior from the inner core to the upper mantle. She is particularly interested in the relationship between seismic structures and their geodynamical origin. She is currently investigating mantle transition zone and mid-mantle discontinuities to explore their influence on mantle convection and relationship to composition.

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