Paul Segall is a geophysicist recognized for his work on earthquake and volcanic processes. He is known for developing methods for utilizing deformations of the earth’s crust, determined by both space and ground based sensors, to reveal fault slip and magma chamber dilation at depth in the earth, and for developing physics-based models of faults and magmatic systems. Segall graduated from Case Western Reserve University with B.S. and M.S. degrees in Earth Sciences, and from Stanford University with a Ph.D. in Geology in 1981. He worked at the U.S. Geological Survey, Office of Earthquake Studies from 1981 until 1993, at which time he joined the Geophysics faculty at Stanford. He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the Geological Society of America, a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and was awarded the James B. Macelwane Medal (1990) and the Charles A. Whitten Medal (2014) of the American Geophysical Union.

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My current research is related to earthquake and volcanic processes and associated hazards.

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Section 16: Geophysics

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Section 15: Geology