Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Accretion, core formation, and composition of the deep interiors of Earth and other terrestrial planets. She combines high-pressure, high-temperature mineral physics experiments with planetary-scale modeling.
Fischer received a B.A. in Earth and Planetary Sciences and Integrated Science from Northwestern University in 2009, and a Ph.D. in Geophysical Sciences from the University of Chicago in 2015.
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.
We are sad to note the recent passing of our colleague, Ursula B. Marvin. Dr. Marvin recieved her PhD in geology from Harvard in 1969 and worked in our department for many years researching the mineralogy of meteorites and lunar samples.
Notably, decades before receiving her PhD, she was the first female research assistant in Harvard's Geology Department. Quoting from a Smithsonian web page: "Geology lit a fire. I fell in love with it the first week." Considered an unacceptable profession for women, when Dr. Marvin approached her (Tufts) geology professor...
Please follow this link to a tribute to pioneering geochemist Gerry Wasserburg that was published in EOS recently. Over the course of his career Gerry advised several EPS faculty members during their PhD work and visited the department frequently in more recent years. The painting shown in the tribute was done by EPS associate John Wood.
Fatemeh Sedaghatpour has received her PhD in Space and Planetary Sciences from Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences at the University of Arkansas in 2013. She has joined Professor Stein Jacobsen’s group as a postdoctoral fellow in June 2013 and promoted to Research Associate in June 2016. Her research involves stable isotope cosmochemistry to study the early solar system, origin and evolution of planetary bodies. Her current research is focused on Mg and Ca stable isotope systems in lunar samples and meteorites samples using high precision isotopic analyses to have a better understanding of the Moon’s origin and evolution, and investigate the planetary formation processes.