Bradford H. Hager, professor of geophysics in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's department of earth, atmospheric, and planetary sciences, has been named the school's Cecil and Ida Green Professor in Earth Sciences. Hager is best known for his research on the physics of geologic processes. He has focused his work on applying geophysical observations and numerical modeling to the study of mantle convection, the coupling of mantle convection to crustal deformation, and precision geodesy. From 1980 until he came to MIT, he was a professor of geophysics at the California Institute of Technology. Hager earned his B.A. in physics from Amherst College (1972) and his A.M. in geology (1976) and his Ph.D. in geophysics, both from Harvard University. The chair was established by MIT alumnus Cecil Green, a founder of Texas Instruments Inc. and a member of MIT's class of 1923, and his wife, Ida.

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