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Reconstructing the History of Earthquakes, Mountains, and Volcanoes

A visit with Mian Liu, Professor of Geological Sciences

By Tammy Ritterskamp
Published: - Topics: San Diego Supercomputer Center geology physics database geophysics

Liu’s journey to Geological Sciences

Topics: McGill University china

Becoming a geologist was not the original aspiration for Mian Liu, Professor of Geological Sciences. The Chinese government assigned him to the discipline when he was 17 years old, a course of study he later followed at Nanjing University. Liu’s earliest interest was in physics, which “just seemed more intuitive.” He currently teaches and researches geophysics at MU. Liu explains to his students that “anything you are interested in you can find in geosciences.”