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.
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.
Please follow this link to an intersting Harvard Gazette article featuring the research of Professors Francis Macdonald and Robin Wordsworth on the possible origins of snowball Earth; far worse than a March snowstorm! The work focuses on the potential relationship between snowball Earth and volcanic sulfur dioxide in the atmosphere at that time.
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