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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

Changing the way geoscientists store data

Topics: database San Diego Supercomputer Center

As if Liu’s “plate” isn’t full enough, he also has his hand in a research project called GEON (Geoscience Network) supported by the National Science Foundation. This initiative involves a dozen institutions along with the San Diego Supercomputer Center. The goal is to create a prototype of geosciences cyberinfrastructure, so “that any scientist can have any kind of data at his or her fingertips.”