Thanh-Son Pham, Ph.D.

(Phạm Thành Sơn)


ARC DECRA Research Fellow 

Geophysics Area

Research School of Earth Sciences

The Australian National University


Address: J2.247, 142 Mills Road, Acton ACT 2601, Australia


Welcome to my research page! I am a dad and a global seismologist at RSES, ANU. I play table tennis at TTACT.

About me

As a global seismologist, I use seismic waves to understand the Earth’s interior structures and seismic energy sources using mathematical tools, such as signal processing, numerical modeling, and geophysical inference. I am particularly interested in structures and processes a few kilometers beneath the surface, such as polar ice sheets, down to the Earth’s deepest shell, including its cores. To date, one of my visible contributions is to help understand better the architecture of the seismic wavefield several hours after large earthquakes and use it to decipher several long-lasting puzzles regarding the Earth’s inner core. In current and near-future research, I aim to expand my seismological toolbox to advance research on the topics, focusing on understanding the structures and dynamics of the polar ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland in the changing climate.