Arthur McGarr



California Institute of Technology       Physics            1958 - 1962                 B.S. - 1962

California Institute of Technology      Geophysics     1962 - 1963                 M.S. - 1963

Columbia University                        Geology          1963 - 1968                    Ph.D.- 1968 



1977 – present: Geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey

Current research interests: (1) Source physics of earthquakes including the effects of the state of the seismogenic crust and its material properties on seismic energy radiation and  damaging ground motion; (2) the state of stress in the crust and its control of earthquake rupture processes; (3) Induced and triggered earthquakes; (4) Relating the results of laboratory rock mechanics experiments to earthquake source processes.

  1968 – 1977: Senior Research Officer with the Bernard Price Institute of Geophysical Research, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.  Primary research was investigating the earthquakes induced by the deep gold mining operations of the Witwatersrand.  Supervised graduate students and helped teach courses in the Department of Geophysics.

1963 – 1968: Graduate Research Assistant, Lamont Geological Observatory, Columbia University, New York.