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Physics Department

Location: 180-204
Phone: (805) 756-2448
Fax: (805) 756-2435
Email: physics@calpoly.edu
Chair: Robert Echols

 

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Scott Johnston

Scott Johnston

Scott Johnston

Associate Professor

Email: scjohnst@calpoly.edu
Office: 180-521
Phone: 805.756.1650
Personal Webpage

Education


  • Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2006
  • M.S., Stanford University, 2000
  • B.S., Stanford University, 1999

Research Interests


  • Geology: Regional Tectonics & Structure
  • Petrology
  • Geochronology

Origin of the Nacimiento Block: My group has been studying the sedimentary origin of the Nacimiento Block (the rocks the Central California coast) in an attempt to reconstruct the structural evolution of coastal California.

Genesis of the Islay-Morro volcanic chain: We will use Hf isotope zircon geochemistry to better understand the genesis of the magma and tectonic setting associated with the Morro-Islay volcanic chain.

About


Spending time in the outdoors has been a passion of mine since childhood, and I enjoy hiking, biking, skiing, climbing, surfing, and looking at the occasional rock along the way.

 

 
 

 

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