Cyril Gapp Cyril Gapp
Summer Intern 2016

Harvard Seismology Group
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Harvard University

Research Interests

My motivation to work on seismological phenomena is to develop a broad picture of the planet and its properties using different methods of mathematics, physics and geosciences. I'm currently working on characterising subduction styles of tectonic plates using earthquakes that originate in the Outer Rise region of the subduction zone. The key to set up a global system which can be used to draw conclusions on seismological observations is the combination of many data set, e.g. gravitational data and global seismogram arrays.
During different research stays and scientific projects I worked on in the past, I got to know different ways to look at Planet Earth, ranging from geoecological feedback mechanisms over thermodynamical simulations in the Outer Core to the astronomical role planets play in their planetary host system. I believe that the phenomena that occur on the planet are worth investigating in ways that are just as diverse as their nature.


2014 - present: B.Sc. Geophysics, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster, Germany

Professional Experience

2014 Visiting Researcher, University of California Santa Cruz, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
2013 / 2015 Temporary employment, GeoFact GmbH, Bonn, Germany


Gapp, C., Laughlin, G. et al., 2015, Six planets orbiting HD 219134, Astrophysical Journal, 814 ApJ/520235/ART/175946.

Cyril Gapp

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences / Harvard University / 20 Oxford Street / Cambridge / MA 02138 / U.S.A. / Telephone: +1 617 495 2350 / Fax: +1 617 496 1907 / Email: