Louise H. Kellogg
Louise H. Kellogg

Louise H. Kellogg

Louise H. Kellogg

In memoriam | 1959-2019

Distinguished Professor; Director, Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics (CIG)
Ph.D., Cornell (1988)
2133 Earth & Physical Sci
lhkellogg@ucdavis.edu | 530-752-3690
GeophysicsEarth-Surface ProcessesPlanetary Science; Structural Geology and Tectonics


The solid Earth is in a continual state of deformation both in the deep interior as well as at its surface. Professor Kellogg is interested in both why and how this deformation occurs. She uses computer modeling of the thermal and chemical evolution of the Earth to understand the convection in the deep mantle, the early history of the Earth, the pathways for carbon through Earth’s deep interior, and to model deformation in the crust associated with earthquakes. To address the large, complex datasets emerging in the geosciences, Professor Kellogg directs the W. M. Keck Center for Active Visualization in Earth Sciences (KeckCAVES) and the Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics (CIG), a center funded by the National Science Foundation to advance geophysics research through development and dissemination of high quality, open-source, scientific software Professor Kellogg holds a B.S. and M.Eng. degrees in Applied and Engineering Physics, a B.A. in Philosophy, and a Ph.D. in Geological Sciences, all from Cornell University.

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UC Davis W.M. Keck Center for Active Visualization in the Earth Sciences (KeckCAVES)
Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics (CIG)
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