Jerry X. Mitrovica is the Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.
Mitrovica’s interests involve numerical predictions and theoretical treatments of the Earth’s response to forcings with time scales that range from hours to billions of years.
His lab has been actively developing state-of-the-art methods for modeling ice age dynamics and sea-level changes and applying these models to a diverse range of studies involving the Earth's interior structure and dynamics, paleoclimate and ice sheet stability, modern global change, and archaeology.
Mitrovica and his group have made important contributions to studies of modern sea-level records, body tides as a lens on Earth structure and planetary dynamics. Mitrovica also investigates dynamic topography driven by mantle flow, as well as long-term rotational stability of the Earth, and their connection to the geological record of sea-level change.