Geophysics, Geodynamics and Tectonics.
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Department of Earth Sciences
Theoretical Geophysics, Geochemistry, and Petrology
My research interests encompass a broad spread of geophysics and geochemistry. I use techniques from continuum mechanics, numerical analysis and statistics to tackle a wide variety of problems in the Earth Sciences. Current topics of interest include:
- The dynamics of melt transport in Earth's mantle
- The evolution and differentiation of the Earth from its formation to the present day
- The surface expressions of mantle convection (dynamic topography)
- The growth and dynamics of Earth’s inner core
- The origin and evolution of mantle heterogeneity
Much of my current research is focused on the following questions:
- How does magma make its way from source to surface?
- How does a partially molten rock deform when stressed?
- How do different magmas mix and intermingle during their transport?
- What controls the location of volcanoes?
- How can the chemistry of surface rocks be used to place constraints on the workings of Earth’s deep interior?
Petrology ; Geochemistry ; Geophysics
Recent publications can be found in the publications database here