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We use noble gas geochemistry to study the physical and chemical processes shaping the surfaces of Earth and other planets.

 Some of the scientific problems our work addresses include:

  • how the Earth’s climate changed during the geologic past
  • how tectonic and geomorphic processes interact to shape topography
  • the impact history of the Moon and other planetary bodies in the inner Solar System
  • rates of volcanism and interactions between volcanism and Earth’s climate system

We also conduct basic experimental research on the kinetics of noble gas diffusion in minerals, which has broad significance across both Earth and planetary science disciplines. To learn more about the current and recent research efforts of T@P, check out our Research page.

Recent Lab News

Welcome postdoctoral researcher Dr. Hongcheng Guo!

January 2023: Hongcheng earned his PhD from Lehigh University, where he worked on tectonics questions as well as apatite (U-Th)/He method development, and we are excited for him to join Thermochronology @ Purdue. Welcome, Hongcheng!

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