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tom hearn

  • Ph.D.
  • Research Associate
  • Cornell University
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Recent publications

  • Depth-dependent Pn velocities and configuration of Indian and Asian lithosphere beneath the Tibetan Plateau

    • Hearn T
    • Wang H
    • Ni J
    • et al.
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  • Uppermost mantle velocities and anisotropy beneath Europe

    • Hearn T

Professional experience

Research Associate

Cornell University

Department Head

New Mexico State University


New Mexico State University, Physics Department


M.S. Geophysics

California Institute of Technology

Ph.D. Geophysics

California Institute of Techonology

H.S. Diploma

Oakton High School

B.S. Physics

University of California, Riverside

Research interests


Webpage is at: Research: Known mainly for seismic tomography using regional seismic phases such as Pn and Pg and exploring the Earth's seismic anisotropy using tomographic methods. He has also developed amplitude tomography techniques to investigate the Earth’s attenuation structure. He has also led broadband seismic field deployments in Quebec (1996) and Tibet (1998–1999; 2007-2009). Collaborations include Los Alamos National Laboratory and agencies and universities in China, Canada, Italy, Germany, and the U.S. He is an active reviewer for geophysical journals, the National Science Foundation and the National Nuclear Security Agency’s Nuclear Monitoring program. Academics: Hearn has been at the Physics Department of New Mexico State University since 1990. He served as an academic advisor for Physics Undergraduates from 1995 to 2006 and as the Physics Department Head from August 2006 to July 2008. He served on the Engineering Physics ABET accreditation committee from 2002 to 2009 and was instrumental in establishing accreditation. As Physics Department Head he was in charge of overseeing the move of the Physics Department from Gardiner Hall.

Co-authors (117)

  • Nishath Ranasinghe
  • Andrea Gallegos
  • Luciana Astiz

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