Rebecca  A. Fischer

Rebecca A. Fischer

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.

Research Group Coordinator: Summer Smith

Office location: Geological Museum 204C
Mailing address: 20 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-384-6992

Dr. Ursula B. Marvin 1921 - 2018

February 20, 2018

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...

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Fatemeh Sedaghatpour

Fatemeh Sedaghatpour

Research Associate/Scientist
Jacobsen Group

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.