Assistant Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences Arriving July 2017
Roger Fu will be joining the faculty of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University in July 2017. His research interests include the formation and interior evolution of the Earth and other planetary bodies. Roger's primary tool is paleomagnetism, which he complements with geodynamical modeling.
Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology; Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering; Director, Harvard Univ. Center for the Environment; Director, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program, HKS; Area Dean for Environmental Science and Engineering
Daniel P. Schrag is the Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology at Harvard University, Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, and Director of the Harvard University Center for the Environment.
Isotope geochemistry and cosmochemistry; the formation and early differentiation of the terrestrial planets; the chemical evolution of Earth's crust-mantle system; Earth systems evolution and environmental geochemistry.
Fisher Professor of Natural History and Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Andy Knoll is the Fisher Professor of Natural History at Harvard University. He received his B.A. in Geology from Lehigh University in 1973 and his Ph.D., also in Geology, from Harvard in 1977. Read more about Andrew H. Knoll
Dr. Li Zeng is a Simons Postdoctoral Fellow in the Simons Collaboration on the Origins of Life, currently working with Professor Jacobsen in the department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University. He has his Ph.D. & M.A. in Astronomy and Astrophysics from Harvard University and his B.S. in Physics from MIT. His current research focus is on Uncovering the formation, evolution, interior structure, and chemistry of exoplanets, in particular, Earth-like planets. You can learn more about Li’s research at astrozeng.com.
The discovery of Earth-sized planets around Trappist-1 has been making waves, and we’re proud to say that the interior structures of those seven newly discovered planets were calculated based on the model developed here at EPS by the Jacobsen group. Attached is the paper from Nature that cites their work; specifically, figure 2 is plotted based on the composition model developed by Professor Stein Jacobsen, Professor Dimitar Sasselov of the Center for Astrophysics, and Dr. Li Zeng, Simons Foundation postdoc. Read more about Earth-sized planets around Trappist-1