Bradley Peters Joins DTM's Geochemistry Group as a Postdoctoral Fellow

Bradley Peters
Thursday, November 10, 2016 

Bradley Peters, who received his Ph.D. in Earth sciences from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego in 2016, joins the geochemistry group at DTM as a postdoctoral fellow this fall. 

While at Scripps, Peters' work focused on the origins of subtle changes in mantle composition that arise as a result of events that have occurred throughout Earth’s history. Such differences have been recognized, among other places, in volcanic rocks from geological hotspots, like Hawaii, and in mantle xenoliths found throughout the world. While the origins of some of these compositional domains are well-established, many remain unresolved.

These studies focus on precise measurements of the elemental and isotopic compositions of geological materials. The abundances of some isotopes change throughout time as a result of radioactive decay, while the abundances of elements and other isotopes may change in direct response to a particular event.

While at DTM, Peters will work with Erik Hauri, Steve Shirey, and Rick Carlson on measurements of isotopes of Si, Nd, W and Os to better understand Earth events that contributed to the formation of the mantle source to hotspot volcanism on Réunion Island.

Please join us in welcoming Peters as our newest fellow.

November 10, 2016

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