Jie Deng received his B.S. in geology from China University of Geosciences at Wuhan in 2013 and an M.Sc. in geophysics from Yale University in 2016. He is currently working toward a Ph.D. in high-pressure mineral physics under the supervision of Kanani K. M. Lee at Yale University. His research interests include melting and dynamics of Earth’s deep interior and magma ocean–atmosphere coupling using both high-pressure experiments and density functional theory.
Ross Maguire received his B.S. in geology from Michigan State University in 2011 and a Ph.D. in geophysics from the University of Michigan in 2018. His doctoral thesis was advised jointly by Jeroen Ritsema and Peter van Keken. He is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Maryland, College Park. His research interests include mantle dynamics, seismic tomography, and planetary seismology.