Wonderfest Science Envoy
William Hawley is working on his PhD in Earth and Planetary Science at UC Berkeley. His research involves looking very closely at seismic data from the ocean floor off the coast of the Pacific Northwest. By analyzing seismic records from very distant earthquakes, he is trying to determine the physics and chemistry of Earth’s interior that leads to the creation and movement of tectonic plates. When he is not staring at wiggly lines on a computer screen, he likes to spend his time backpacking or singing early music.