Exploring Earth's interior

Lijun Liu is revising our theories behind volcanoes, earthquakes, and plate tectonics


Lijun Liu, professor of geology and GeoThrust Professorial Scholar.

Anyone who thinks space is the final frontier should familiarize themselves with the research of Lijun Liu, professor of geology and a GeoThrust Professorial Scholar at the University of Illinois. He knows that there’s a lot we don’t understand right beneath our own feet, in terms of the geodynamics of Earth’s interior. Liu’s insights, with help from high-performance computers, are redefining what we know about plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, and more.

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