Our new paper, led by postdoctoral scholar Dr. Sandrine Péron on the krypton isotopic composition of mantle plumes is out. The research provides evidence for very early accretion of carbonaceous materials by Earth along with a nucleosynthetic anomaly in a neutron-rich krypton isotope. You can read a short synopsis here.
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The continental sized provinces at the base of the mantle were recently proposed to the remnants of Theia, the protoplanet that struck the Earth to form the Moon 4.5 billion years ago. But are other explanations for these provinces possible? See the discussion in Science.
Dr. Sandrine Péron has received a Marie Curie Fellowship, which she will take to ETH in September 2021.
Dr. Curtis Williams is set to become the new NSF program director for EAR. He will be leaving for DC in September 2020.
Michael Huh has been awarded the highly competitive ARCs Foundation Scholarship.
Research by our group about the nature of the deep Earth, led by Dr. Curtis Williams, was recently featured in the Atlantic Magazine.
In celebration of 150 years of Mendeleev's periodic table, I did a short fun little youtube video that you can check out from this UC Davis website.
Cole Bishop has been awarded the Livermore Graduate Scholar Fellowship. Way to go Cole!
Research about the antiquity of the continental sized large low shear wave velocity provinces at the core-mantle boundary was published in Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems: Primitive helium is sourced from seismically slow regions in the lowermost mantle by Curtis Williams, Sujoy Mukhopadhyay, Maxwell Rudolph and Barbara Romanowicz, and was featured in GeoSpace.
Dr. Sandrine Peron was award the Pete Burnard prize that recognizes an early-career scientist (max 4 years after PhD), who has made a significant contribution to the analytical development and advancement of noble gas measurements.