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.
Position Description: Professor Charles Langmuir's research focuses on the solid earth geochemical cycle. Members of the Langmuir lab are currently involved in petrologic investigation of the lavas erupted along the Gakkel ridge, Arctic Ocean. Professor Langmuir is looking for a laboratory assistant to work with the lab manager on prepping samples and sample digestion for ICP-MS analysis.
· Required or preferred skills: Previous lab work related to geology or geochemistry preferred.
Abstract: Branching networks of rivers are among Earth’s most widespread and recognizable surface features. They have also been discovered on two other Solar System bodies: Mars and Saturn’s moon Titan. What do these striking landscape patterns tell us about the histories of different worlds? I will show how recent measurements and models have provided a new perspective on the origin and evolution of river networks. I will then shift the focus to Titan, where an exotic cocktail of materials and… Read more about Taylor Perron